Pakistan national escapes from detention centre

Pakistan national escapes from detention centre

He faced deportation to home country

A Pakistani national awaiting deportation to his country escaped from a detention centre in the Capital on Wednesday night.

Hyder Ali, 22,  had been detained in Jammu and Kashmir under Public Safety Act and shifted to Lampur detention centre in Narela in outer Delhi barely a week back.

Delhi Police were informed about the Pakistani's escape from custody by the 70th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force, deployed at Sewa Sadan in Lampur.

The facility houses convicted foreigners who have served their sentence and are now awaiting completion of formalities for their deportation.

In his complaint to police, V K Pandey, deputy commandant of the 70th battalion, said Ali's escape was noticed around 4 pm by Delhi Police sub-inspector Attar Singh, posted at the detention centre by Foreigners Regional Registration Offices. Attar Singh discovered that one of the inmates hadn't had his lunch. He then then counted all inmates at Sewa Sadan and found Ali missing.

CRPF personnel led by the in-charge, sub inspector S K Sardar along with Delhi Police personnel conducted a futile search for him in and around the Sewa Sadan premises. 

They later lodged a complaint at Narela police station in outer Delhi against Ali under section 14 of Foreigners Act. 

Ali was brought to Delhi from Jammu and Kashmir on June 15 following orders issued by deputy commissioner of police, special branch. “Investigations are on to ascertain how he escaped from the detention centre. We are trying to trace him,” said a senior police officer.

When asked  if action would be taken against police personnel over the incident, the officer said they are probing into the matter. If any personnel found involved, he would be suspended and face an enquiry.

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