LOC against namesake: Sr citizen careworn at airport for 11 yrs, HC seeks Immigration Dept stand

LOC against namesake: Sr citizen careworn at airport for 11 yrs, HC seeks Immigration Dept stand

Novel Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Bureau of Immigration and the Central Passport Organization on a senior citizen’s plea claiming that for the previous 11 years at any time when he travels out of the country he is subjected to harassment and interrogation on the airport due to an LOC against his namesake.

On every occasion after the interrogation, the authorities are contented he is now not the one against whom the gape out spherical (LOC) is issued, but the total thing is repeated when he travels out of the country the next time, he mentioned.

Justice Navin Chawla, whereas issuing perceive to the Bureau of Immigration and the Central Passport Organization in the hunt for their response, additionally requested them to gape how the grief will even be resolved and listed the subject for listening to on October 20.

The excessive court docket used to be listening to the plea of Ashok Agarwal, represented by recommend Pranjal Kishore, who has sought rectification or casting off of any unfavorable remarks on his passport so that he is now not stopped and puzzled at any time when he travels out of the country.

In his plea, he has contended that he has now not faced any lawful complaints in the nation, but since 2009 at any time when he travels out of the country, he is interrogated on the airport.

“After each and each such interrogation, the immigration authorities enact that they mistakenly identified the petitioner (Agarwal) because the particular person against whom the mentioned LOC had been issued.,” the petition has mentioned.

It has additionally claimed that vide separate emails dated August 31, 2017 and March 14, 2018, the Foreigners Regional Registration Officers of Mumbai and Novel Delhi assured him that corrective steps had been taken to affect certain he is now not interrogated all through global trudge.Â

“Alternatively, despite the assurances, the interrogation and the harassment of the petitioner has continued,” the petition has contended.

Except for rectification of any unfavorable remarks on his passport, Agarwal has additionally sought quashing of any LOC issued against him and damages “for the years of undue harassment” passed through by him.

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