The Assam government transfers all “declared foreigners” from six prison facilities to a special transit camp
According to a senior official, the Assam government has finished relocating all “declared foreigners” to the relocation site, a newly constructed dedicated incarceration facility in Goalpara district.
The final group of 87 convicts from the Silchar detention centre was transported to the designated Matia transit camp, according to Pubali Gohain, the Assam Inspector General of Prisons.
“The prisoners set out from Silchar on Saturday and arrived at Goalpara on Sunday. The procedure of moving every proclaimed foreigner detainee housed in the six transit camps has now been completed, she said.
Another official reported that 64 out of 87 “declared foreigners” are from Burma, 22 are from Bangladesh, and one is from Senegal. The process of moving the prisoners got underway on January 27 with the transfer of 68 “declared foreigners” from the Goalpara detention facility.
According to Ms. Gohain, the six detention facilities will be eliminated after the transfer procedure is over.
According to “Goalpara Deputy Commissioner” Khanindra Choudhury, 217 “declared foreigners” are currently staying at the new transit camp in Matia.
“Due to court decisions and the expulsion of foreign nationals, this number fluctuates a lot.” Three Bangladeshis were recently expelled from the Matia camp and transported back to their home nation, he told PTI.
3,000 convicts, including 400 females, can be housed in the Matia specialized transit camp, which is supervised and managed by the Goalpara district government. Together with these amenities, the building offers schools, hospitals, recreation areas, and restaurants.