Overstaying foreigners will be deported: Minister

Overstaying foreigners will be deported: Minister

 Home Minister G Parameshwara has said that he has instructed the officials concerned to identify foreigners, including students who are overstaying their visas, and deport them.

A foreigner can stay for 15 days to a month after the expiry of visa, but not beyond that. Officials will collect information about overseas students and foreign nationals from the embassies of respective countries. Necessary measures will be taken to deport the foreigners who are overstaying their visas, the minister told reporters here on Sunday.

A media report claiming that over 30,000 foreigners are overstaying in the State is false and baseless, he said. He refused to answer queries on the “racist” attack on a Tanzanian student. To a query on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment blaming Nehru family for the deterioration of Parliamentary system in India, Parameshwara said, “Narendra Modi is the prime minister. He should refrain from making distasteful comments.”

Sudanese was overstaying

The Sudanese national, who mowed down a pedestrian near Hesaraghatta main road on January 31,2016, was staying in the City on an expired visa.

A police source said Mohammed Ahad Ismail’s visa had expired on December 31, 2015. The jurisdictional police had asked him to get his visa extended leave the country but he hadn’t responded. As per rules, he should have applied for the visa extension in November 2015.

“We had summoned several students in Soladevanahalli, including Ismail, and told them that they were overstaying,” the source said. “We will ask Acharya college for a list of students who are overstaying.”

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