Mangaluru, Aug 11: The Karnataka government is taking all necessary steps to deport 107 people from African Countries overstaying in the State, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said here today.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mr Parameshwara, who also hold Home portfolio, said the state government had recently started campaign against drug abuse on campuses. During that period the state police department had identified 107 people from African countries.
Stating that these people either did not have visas or had visas that had expired, he said the state government is making arrangements to send such people back to their countries.“We will arrange for tickets and send them to airports. We will inform the Embassies and the Consulates of the respective countries. We will deport them at our cost, and recover the cost from the Embassies concerned,” he added.
Replying to a question on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in the State, he said the government has taken the issue seriously. The government is verifying the entry of such immigrants. The government will take steps to deport them also, if the immigrants did not posses the required documents. (UNI)