Crime Branch undertakes special drive against foreigners' illegal stay in Bengaluru, seizes fake currency

South India

A team of Central Crime Branch (CCB)-Bengaluru on Tuesday undertook a special drive against the illegal stay of foreigners in the city.


As per the report, they found 20 Africans to be staying without a valid passport and visa.

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai on Tuesday confirmed the same.

"Special drive undertaken by @CCB Bangalore against illegal staying of foreigners.. today early morning the team of 120 CCB officers raided houses in Hennur, Baglur, Kothanur and checked 85 foreigners.. found 20 Africans to be staying without valid passport and visa...," Bommai tweeted.

He also informed that fake Indian, US, UK currency and laptops were recovered and seized during the raid and further investigation into the matter is underway.

"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," he said in a subsequent tweet.

As per the report, Karnataka Home Minister has instructed the city Crime branch department to form a special task force in handling illegal foreigners staying in Bengaluru

With inputs from ANI

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