Mangaluru: Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has directed the Dakshina Kannada District Police and the City Police Commissionerate to conduct a station-level survey of foreign nationals who are residing illegally in the district.
The survey aims to identify foreign nationals who overstay their visas and those who stay in the country without valid documents. He directed police to check for fake voter identity cards, ration cards, and Aadhar cards that have been secured by foreigners.
The police were given a two-week deadline by the Minister to provide a report on the matter.
Speaking to mediapersons on Monday June 27 he said that a similar survey was conducted in Bengaluru recently and those who were staying illegally were arrested and sent to a detention centre.
The Minister said that the law and order situation in Dakshina Kannada was satisfactory. He instructed the police to coordinate with public prosecutors to efficiently handle such cases because the district’s conviction rate is reportedly low and witnesses often become hostile.
Western Range IGP Devajyothi Ray, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar and Dakshina Kannada SP Hrishikesh Bhagavan Sonawane were present at the meeting.