Detention of foreigners: SC directs Assam Chief Sect to appear before it on April 8


  • The Supreme Court today voiced unhappiness over the inaction in a case relating to detention of foreigners in Assam and directed the state Chief Secretary to appear before it on 8th of this month.
  • A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi termed the affidavit filed by the Assam government as an “exercise in futility” and wanted to know as to how many persons, who have been declared foreigners by the tribunal, have amalgamated with the local population.
  • The bench was hearing a plea on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners in the state.
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