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Ugandan woman becomes first inmate of detention centre in Goa

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Press Trust of India Panaji
A woman from Uganda, arrested Thursday at Calangute for illegally staying in Goa, was sent to the newly-opened detention centre for foreign nationals in Mapusa town, becoming its first inmate, officials said.
The 27-year-old woman, Nakimbugwe Justine, was sent to the detention centre and restrictions were imposed on her movement in the state till she provides valid legal documents, an order issued by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) said.
"The woman was arrested by Calangute police when she was found without valid documents in the coastal belt," Superintendent of Police (FRRO) Bosco George said.
"She will not move out of the detention centre till her travel arrangements are made, as there is every likelihood that she may disappear and indulge in undesirable activities," he said.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had Wednesday opened the detention centre for foreign nationals at Mapusa town, nine kms from here.
The government spent Rs 50 lakh to convert the old sub-jail in Mapusa town into the detention centre and foreigners illegally staying in the state would be kept at the facility till the procedure to deport them is completed, the chief minister had said.
This is the second such facility in the country, the first one being in New Delhi.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 7:15 PM IST

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