JAMMU: As many as 148 Rohingya immigrants were detained by Jammu Police during a day-long exercise on Saturday. Official sources said that all immigrants were summoned by the police at Maulana Azad Stadium for verification of documents like identity cards and refugee cards.
“The exercise was aimed at verifying the number of Rohingyas who have illegally settled in Jammu city. On Saturday, as many as 148 persons were found without valid documents. These illegal immigrants will be deported,” an official source said.
“Illegal immigrants staying in the UT were sent to a holding centre. This was done under Section 3(2)e of the Foreigners Act. The immigrants were not having any valid travel documents required under Section (3) of the Passports Act,” said a source. CRPF troops were deployed with police at the Maulana Azad (MA) Stadium where the Rohingyas families were summoned as a security measure.