Gauhati High Court directs state government to move six Detention Centres out of district jail premises

The Court noted that more than 10 years had passed since part of the jail premises in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar had been declared detention centres on a temporary basis.
Gauhati High Court detention centres
Gauhati High Court detention centres

In a recent order, the Gauhati High Court asked the Assam government to take necessary steps to move six detention centres out of district jail premises.

The centres are housing foreign nationals/illegal migrants awaiting deportation.

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