Bengaluru cops nab 20 Africans staying without valid documents during special drive in city

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Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said in a tweet that it was suspected that they were involved in cybercrimes

The Bengaluru police nabbed 20 Africans who were reportedly staying without valid documents during a special drive on Tuesday.

Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said in a tweet that it was suspected that they were involved in cybercrimes.

A team comprising 120 personnel of the Central Crime Branch carried out raids on houses in Hennur, Baglur and Kothanur areas of Bengaluru on Tuesday and verified the documents of 85 foreigners. During this drive, it was found that 20 Africans were staying without valid passports and visas, the minister said.

"Also, fake currency of Indian rupees, US dollars, UK Pound and Laptops seized and it is suspected that they are involved in cyber offence. Further investigation is on," Bommai said on Twitter.

The Karnataka Home Minister instructed Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant to create a special task force for tracing out the "illegal foreigners" in the city.

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Deccan Chronicle

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