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SC lashes out at Assam govt over affidavit on foreigners

State govt had earlier proposed the conditional release and monitoring of declared foreigners languishing in detention centres for over five years

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday expressed its unhappiness over the submission of an affidavit by the Assam government in which it had proposed the release of foreigners who have completed five years in detention centres subject to their furnishing of Rs 5 lakh as security, verification of address and collection of biometrics..

“This man doesn’t know what he is doing. He is signing on dotted lines. Mr chief sec, you are in serious trouble. We are going to issue a notice to you for making slanderous statements against the law,” the apex court was quoted as saying by media reports while responding to the affidavit submitted by Assam chief secretary Alok Kumar.

Responding to the affidavit, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi further said, “How do you expect SC to be a party to an order allowing those who have no right to remain in India to be allowed to do so on… Your govt has not succeeded in following Constitution & you expect SC to be a party to it. You are asking the SC to be a party to an illegal order. We will order departmental proceedings against you right now. You can no right to continue in office.”