Assam | 70-yr-old ‘declared foreigner’ dies at detention center

Assam | 70-yr-old ‘declared foreigner’ dies at detention center

GUWAHATI | October 6, 2018:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A declared foreigner dies at a detention camp in Tezpur, Assam.
  • He was declared a foreigner through an ex-parte judgment by a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in 2007.

A declared foreigner, Mohammed Jabbar Ali (70), who was lodged at a detention camp in Tezpur, Assam died on Thursday night following illness, officials said on Friday.

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A resident of Rowta, in Udalguri district, Ali was declared a foreigner through an ex-parte judgment by a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in 2007. Police said he was arrested and lodged in a detention camp in 2015. The Gauhati High Court dismissed his petition for a review the same year.

Tezpur jail official said that Ali was unwell for a few weeks and was undergoing treatment at hospitals in Guwahati and Tezpur.

"He complained of uneasiness on Wednesday and after check-up was referred to Civil Hospital in Tezpur, where he died on Thursday," the official said.

Source: Indian Express

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