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‘Foreigner’ dies at Assam detention centre

A resident of Rowta, in Udalguri district, Ali was declared a foreigner through an ex-parte judgment by a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in 2007.

Written by Abhishek Saha | Guwahati |
October 6, 2018 3:02:48 am
View From The Neighbourhood Police said he was arrested and lodged in detention camp in 2015. (File)

MOHAMMED JABBAR Ali, 70, declared a foreigner and lodged at a detention camp in Tezpur, Assam, died on Thursday night following a bout of illness, officials said on Friday.

A resident of Rowta, in Udalguri district, Ali was declared a foreigner through an ex-parte judgment by a Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in 2007. Police said he was arrested and lodged in detention camp in 2015. The Gauhati High Court dismissed his petition for a review the same year.

A jail official in Tezpur said Ali was unwell for a few weeks and was undergoing treatment at hospitals in Guwahati and Tezpur. “He complained of uneasiness on Wednesday and after check-up was referred to Civil Hospital in Tezpur, where he died on Thursday,” the official said.

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