Jammu and Kashmir forms panel to identify and deport illegal foreign nationals

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has established a seven-member committee tasked with identifying and deporting foreign nationals who have been illegally residing in the region since 2011.

Chaired by the administrative secretary of the Home Department, the panel includes top officials such as the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer of Punjab, members of the Criminal Investigation Department (Special Branch) at Jammu and Srinagar headquarters, all district Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs), Superintendents of Police (SPs) for Foreigners Registration, and the state coordinator of the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

The committee is responsible for collecting and maintaining biographic and biometric details of these migrants, ensuring that this information is regularly updated in a digital record.

Principal Secretary to the Home Department, Chandraker Bharti, confirmed the re-constitution of the committee, emphasizing its role in identifying foreign nationals overstaying in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Home Department has instructed the panel to coordinate and oversee efforts to trace and deport these illegal residents. A monthly report detailing the committee’s progress will be submitted to the Union Home Ministry by the fifth day of each month.