Bengaluru: The city Central Crime Branch Police (CCB) has conducted raids and inspection at the residences of foreign nationals residing in the city illegally, despite their visas having expired.

Raids were held at Bengaluru’s Banaswadi, Subbaiahnapalya, Shivaji Nagar and Ramamurthy Nagar acting on a tip-off about some foreign nationals residing despite their passports and visas getting expired.

Visas and passports of various foreign nationals, including those from Africa, who are staying illegally, have been confiscated, informed the police.

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According to the CCB, some foreigners arriving in the city on student and business visas are staying illegally without returning to their countries and are involved in drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.