Indian authorities arrest Nigerians for overstaying

About 100 people of African descent surrounded a police squad in the Neb Sarai district of South Delhi, on Saturday, clashed with them and freed Nigerian nationals who had been detained for visa expiration by force.


The detainees were taken to the police station.


A team from the narcotics unit had gone at 2:30 pm to Raju Park in Neb Sarai for deportation proceedings for overstaying foreign nationals and picked up three Nigerian citizens whose visas had expired.


Meanwhile, a mob of over 100 people of African descent surrounded them and obstructed the police operation.


Two of the three inmates managed to escape during the chaos, but police managed to catch one of them again, 22-year-old Philip.


Later, a joint team from Neb Sarai Police Station and Narcotics Squad again went to Raju Park at 6:30 p.m. and arrested four Nigerians, including a woman.


In retaliation, 150 to 200 people of African descent again surrounded the police team and tried to help the detainees escape, police said.


The police managed to control the escalation of the situation and brought the offenders to Neb Sarai police station, where their deportation process is underway.

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