Karnataka has opened an illegal immigrant detention centre at Nelamangala, Bengaluru Rural district.
This is the first detention centre in the state and has a capacity to keep 30-40 people.
Its first occupant is a Sudanese man, whose visa expired in 2016.
The facility has 6 rooms to house the illegal immigrants.
It has a common kitchen and a common bathroom with barbed wires running along the compound.
It also has two watchtowers and a security room at the entrance.
Police officers have been deputed at the facility.
Authorities said those detained here are free to move around.
They can even contact friends and relatives with permission.
An official said those detained will be housed at the facility until they are deported.
Authorities clarified the centre is not related to the National Register of Citizens.
The NRC was first implemented in Assam.
Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai had then discussed the possibility of a similar exercise in the state too.
According to reports, there are currently 729 illegal foreigners in the state.