New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the central government to inform it on the number of jailed foreigners waiting for deportation, while dealing with a letter sent by a Saudi Arabian man languishing in Tihar jail where he sought help to go back to his native country.
A division bench of Justice P.K. Bhasin and Justice J.R. Midha ordered the concerned ministry officials and jail superintendent to be present in the court Feb 26 with the details.
"Let a detailed report be submitted by the central government before the next date when some senior officials from concerned ministries, fully acquainted with the fact of the case, shall also appear with all original records," the court said.
"The officials shall also bring information as to how many like the petitioner are languishing in Indian jails and waiting for deportation to their own countries and for what reasons they are not being deported," it added.