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HC grants 44 days to finish work of Goalpara detention centre

Guwahati, August 23 (UNI): The Gauhati High Court on Monday gave 45 days to the government to finish the construction of a detention centre in Goalpara district in Lower Assam.

Hearing a writ petition filed by Santanu Borthakur and several other pleas, Justice Kalyan Rai Surana gave the government six weeks to complete the construction of the detention centre at Matia in Goalpara, which were now renamed as a transit camp.

“Court is inclined to grant 45 days as prayed to the State as to complete the construction of the proposed detention centre and to shift the detenu to the said centre,” the court stated.

The court was informed by the petitioner that at present there are around 177 detainees in various detention centres in the state and the majority of those have not been able to provide the necessary documents, which are needed for releasing them.

“The State envisaged that the construction of detention centre at Matia, Goalpara would be completed by September 2021,” the court said.

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