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155 Rohingyas sent to 'holding centre' in Jammu as police begins verification

JAMMU: At least 155 illegal Rohingya immigrants who escaped persecution in Myanmar and were living in Jammu and Kashmir were on Saturday sent to a "holding centre", under section 3(2)e of the Foreigners Act. The immigrants were not holding valid travel documents required under section (3) of the Passports Act, said officials.

The exercise of identifying more such immigrants is going on and the UT administration is collecting biometric and other details of Rohingyas staying here.

Later in the evening, 155 Rohingyas who couldn't present valid documents during the verification were sent to Sub-Jail Hiranagar in Kathua district, which has been turned into a "holding centre" for the Rohingyas.

Sources said this was the first step for the deportation of these 155 Rohingyas. The verification process is likely to continue in the coming days.

 

 

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