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SC seeks information on detention centres, foreigners detained there in Assam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Centre to provide it with quite a lot of details together with selection of useful detention centres in Assam and the selection of foreigners detained there all over the final 10 years.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justice Sanjiv Khanna used to be hearing a petition filed through activist Harsh Mander at the situation of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there.

The apex courtroom asked the Centre to provide quite a lot of information about the detention centres, the duration of detention of detainees and the standing of their circumstances earlier than the Foreigners Tribunal.

"We would like to know as to how many detention centres are there. We also want to know how many persons are lodged there and since when," the bench stated.

The bench also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to provide details as to what number of persons are being declared foreigners up to now and what number of of them had been deported till date.

The bench also sought the year-wise details of foreigners who have illegally entered into India all over the final 10 years.

The bench, which has sought details inside 3 weeks form the authority, has now posted the matter for further hearing on February 19.

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