Mangaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has instructed Dakshina Kannada police and city commissioner to conduct a survey of foreign nationals staying illegally in the district.
“I have directed the police to submit a report on the matter within two weeks,” he told a section of media on Tuesday.
The minister had held a meeting with top police officials of the Dakshina Kannada district on Monday evening.
A similar survey also was conducted in Bengaluru and illegal immigrants were arrested and sent to detention centers, Jnanendra said.
The survey is to ascertain whether foreign nationals staying even after the expiration of their visas and sans valid documents, he said.
Jnanendra also directed the police to find out whether the foreign nationals have secured fake Aadhaar, ration, and voter ID cards.
Western Range IGP Devajyothi Ray, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar, and Dakshina Kannada SP Hrishikesh Bhagavan Sonawane were present at the meeting.