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SC pulls up Assam govt over inadequate functioning of foreigners' tribunal, seeks details by Mar 27

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday pulled up the government over inadequacies in the functioning of the foreigners' tribunal and sought details on it by March 27.

A bench of Chief Justice of Ranjan Gogoi along with Justices and was informed by the government that in past 10 years over 50,000 migrants were declared as foreigners by the tribunal.

Tushar Mehta, appearing for government, said around 900 people were kept in six detention centres of the state.

The bench said the would have to specify whether the foreigners tribunals functioning in the state were adequate and how they were functioning.

The top court said at present it was not insisting on presence of Assam in the court, but would like to know through an affidavit filed by the state whether foreigners tribunals functioning in the state were adequate or not.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 13:35 IST