New Delhi : The apex court of India has sought details of Assam’s detention camps including number of functional detention centres and number of foreigners detained here in Assam during the last 10 years.
Detention Camps in Assam
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a petition filed by activist Harsh Mander on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there.
Stated by the bench, they wanted to know the exact number of detention centres as well as the condition of the prevailing detention camps and the status of their cases before the Foreigners Tribunal.
Detention Camps review by Supreme Court of India
The bench also sought the year-wise details of foreigners who have illegally entered into India during the last 10 years.
The bench which has sought the above details within three weeks from the concerned authority has now posted the matter for further hearing on February 19.
The bench of judges also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to provide details as to how many persons are being declared foreigners so far and how many of them have been deported till date.