Delhi Police attacked while detaining ‘overstaying’ Nigerian nationals

According to the police officials, the mob were trying to help the detained African Nationals to escape but the police team succeeded to bring them to the police station.

Published: 08th January 2023 12:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2023 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

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Delhi police detaining some African nationals (Photo | Special Arrangements)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A mob of hundreds of Nigerian nationals attacked Delhi Police personnel while they were trying to detain some African nationals who were overstaying in the country, an official said.

According to the police, the incident took place on Saturday when a team of Narcotics Cell comprising six cops reached Raju Park in south Delhi for deportation proceedings of over-staying foreign nationals.

"At about 2:30 PM, the team apprehended three African Nationals whose visas were expired. When the team was trying to bring them to the police station, suddenly near about 100 African nationals gathered there and obstructed the police team and in the meantime two of the detained Africans managed to escape," Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Chandan Chowdhary said.

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One who was apprehended was identified as Philip (22), a resident of Lagos, Nigeria.

Four hours later, around 6.30 pm, a joint team of the Narcotics squad and Neb Sarai Police Station again reached Raju Park in search of the overstaying foreign nationals and detained 4 African nationals including one woman.

They were identified as Kene Chukwu David Williams (53), Igwe Emmanuel Chimezie (33), Aziegbe John (24) and Queen Godwin (26).

Photo | Special Arrangements

But when the police were detaining them, nearly 200 agitated African nationals, yet again gathered there and tried to stop the police personnel from leaving the area with the detained Nigerians.

"They were trying to help the detained African Nationals to escape but the police team succeeded to bring them to the police station," the official said, adding that deportation proceedings for apprehended overstaying foreign nationals are currently underway.

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