Goa police have ordered clamp down on foreigners staying in the state even after expiry of their visa, a senior police officer said.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav told PTI that both the district police chiefs and foreigners’ branch are issued directions to act against such foreigners.
The state, which receives around four lakh foreigners, has recently witnessed the upswing in crime graph especially offences involving foreigners. Recently a Russian youth was booked for killing a local over petty brawl in Morjim village.
Police station staff and beat officers would be directed to identify the illegally staying foreigners, Yadav said.
"They (foreigners) would be detained and deported to their country," the DIG said.
The state police have also appealed locals to inform the nearest police station about any such foreigners languishing in the state for years without valid documents.
The state police presence would be increased till midnight on the beaches to clear off criminal elements from prowling on the tourists, Yadav said.