April 14, 2024

The Maharashtra authorities has fashioned a Particular Job Pressure to hint international nationals whose visas had expired earlier than January 1, 2011, and who’re subsequently residing illegally within the State.

An order to this impact was issued on Monday by the State Dwelling Division. The brand new unit was arrange for the Immigration Examine Put up (ICP) for international nationals who have been staying illegally within the nation past the expiry date of their visa, the order mentioned.

The STF will likely be comprised by six members and be headed by principal secretary (particular) of the Dwelling Division, together with the Inspector Normal (Legislation and Order), Commissioner of the State Intelligence Division, Superintendents of Police, representatives from the Foreigners Regional Registration Workplace (FRRO), and a consultant from the Nationwide Informatics Centre as members.

On July 18, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who additionally heads the Dwelling Division, knowledgeable the Meeting {that a} detention centre in Mumbai — for international nationals concerned in drug peddling, overstaying previous their visa’s validity, and committing petty offences to evade deportation — was in its last levels.

“A detention centre for international nationals indulging in varied offences is within the final stage. Will probably be prepared quickly and these international nationals will likely be stored there till their deportation,” he mentioned.