Detainees, all from Bongaigaon dist, were sent to detention centre after being declared foreigners by Foreigners’ Tribunal; release comes after SC order in May
Guwahati: Following the Supreme Court order passed in May this year, at least seven declared foreigners (DF), including a woman, were released by the Assam government from a detention camp on Thursday.
The DFs, who have spent three or more years inside the detention camps, have been identified as Charu Sheikh of Palirtal, Ajbahar Ali of Kheluapara, Ali Akbar of Jogirghopa, Asiruddin of Mereswar, Jalal Uddin of Nasunguri, Manikjan Bibi of Hapasara and Nibaran Barman of Noladhupa.
The seven, all from Bongaigaon disrtrict, were sent to the detention centre after they were declared as foreigners by the Foreigners’ Tribunal at different times, and were released against a bail amount of Rs 1 lakh each of two local sureties.
After the release, all of them were brought to the office of the SP of Bongaigaon district for the necessary paper works. The released detainees have already fulfilled the legal conditions prepared by the state home and political department as per Supreme Court guidelines.
The apex court in May this year asked the state government to release detainees who have completed three years’ detention subject to some conditions.
While the court asked to release the detainees against the execution of bond with two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each, the court also asked the authorities concerned to collect their biometric records and stored in a secured database before release from the detention centres.
According to the order, the released persons would have to report once every week to the police station specified by the Foreigners’ Tribunal.