GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR, August 23, 2022 (TBNN)
In one more incident of illegal foreign nationals staying in India, the Uttar Pradesh Police detained 15 Chinese nationals for staying in the country without proper visas and documentation, the local officials told the Press.
The 15 Chinese nationals, including one woman, were detained by the local authorities on Monday from U.P.’s Gautam Buddh Nagar. All of them have been sent to police custody for lack of having proper visas and further investigations are on.
Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner launched an intensive campaign for verification of foreigners living in the district, adjoining Delhi, in the wake of arrest in June of a Chinese national who was staying illegally in Greater N.O.I.D.A.
The Chinese national who was arrested in June is under investigation for suspected hawala links by the U.P. Police’s Special Task Force (S.T.F.), as per reports. As part of the verification campaign, 15 Chinese nationals staying illegally in Gautam Buddh Nagar were detained by the Local Intelligence Unit with support of local police on Monday. They are being sent to the detention centre in Delhi and will be subsequently deported to their country, the police said in a statement.
Of those detained, two were living in Greater N.O.I.D.A. while the rest were in different areas of Noida, the police said. They said the verification drive for foreigners living in Gautam Buddh Nagar would continue.