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Bengaluru: 20 Africans without travel documents arrested after police raid private party

The party was scheduled between 11.30 pm to 5.30 am in violation of excise rules, the police claimed while justifying the raid.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru |
November 10, 2015 6:44:56 pm

A total of 37 persons, including20 African nationals, have been arrested by the Bengaluru police following a raid on a party organized without official sanction at a club in East Bengaluru.

The police detained the African nationals for failing to produce travel documents including passports and visas. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police who carried out the raid on the basis of a tip off also said that one of the arrested persons attacked a female constable during the raid carried out on Saturday night. The raid was on a private party at the Ezone Club near KR Puram in East Bengaluru.

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The party was scheduled between 11.30 pm to 5.30 am in violation of excise rules, the police claimed while justifying the raid. There were 17 Indian nationals among those detained over the party.

“We have arrested 11 persons from Cameroon, three from Nigeria, two from Congo, one each from the Ivory Coast, Gabon, Uganda and Rwanda,” a police officer said.

“Many of the foreigners failed to produce visa, passports and other documents validating their stay in Bengaluru. Those who produced documents were released on bail,” deputy commissioner of police (crime) R Ramesh said.

“One of our woman constables Pramila was attacked by Shina a Congolese woman. We have registered a case under the provision of Indian Penal Code section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and remanded her to judicial custody,” Ramesh said.

“We have sought court permission to deport all foreigners found staying illegally in Bengaluru,” he said.

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