A total of 157 foreign nationals are waiting to be repatriated to their homelands after serving different jail terms across the country.
Confirming the matter to the High Court, Department of Prisons in a report
said, of the foreign nationals, 150 are from India, five from Myanmar, one
each from Pakistan and Nepal.
The High Court on January 15 passed an order and issued a rule, asking
Department of Prisons to submit a report about the foreign nationals, who are
waiting for repatriation after completing their jail terms here.
The court passed the order following a writ petition filed on January 11 by
Advocate Bibhuti Tarafdar, who challenged the inaction of officials concerned
in freeing and subsequently repatriating one Govinda Uriya from Tripura,
India, as he completed serving his jail term for illegal entry here.