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Delhi HC stays deportation of two persons

delhi Updated: Nov 10, 2007 23:02 IST

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The Delhi High Court on Saturday, stayed the deportation of two persons, claiming to be Indians, who arrived in New Delhi from Tanzania without necessary documents.

A division bench of justices Mukul Mudgal and BD Ahmed, in an urgent meeting at the latter's residence, issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response by November 14, which is the next date of hearing of the case.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by one Balvinder who alleged that immigration authorities have illegally detained his nephew Amandeep and his friend Vasudev since Friday.

Balvinder's counsel Keshav Kaushik claimed the two had visited Tanzania on tourist visa on October 13. "From there they went to Italy where their original documents were seized by Italian authorities on the ground that their visa from Tanzania to Italy was illegal," said Kaushik.

"Consequently the Italian government deported the duo from to Tanzania and provided them a photocopy of the original document on the basis of which Tanzanian authorities deported Amandeep and Vasudev to India," claimed Balvinder in his petition.

They arrived in the national capital on Friday, with a photocopy of their original documents following which were detained by the immigration authorities. Both of them reportedly hail from Jalandhar in Punjab.