BANGALORE: As many as 86 foreign students have been sent out of the country after they were found involved in various crimes, Home Minister R Ashok told the Karnataka Legislative Council here on Monday.
In response to a question posed by Mohan Limbikai of the BJP, Ashok said another 62 foreign students are found to be involved in crimes and 44 cases have been booked in various police stations.
“While 26 cases are under different stages of investigation, 18 cases are in court,” he explained. He said in all there are about 10,899 foreign students studying in various colleges in the city.
According to the minister, a special cell has been opened in the cyber crime police station in order to monitor the activities of such foreign students.
“An officer well versed in cyber crime technology and proficient in many languages has been deputed in the cell, which is under round-the-clock vigil. We have also informed the respective embassies when the foreign students are taken into custody on charges of crime,” Ashok said.