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Indian stranded in Bahrain leaves for home

The Indian national was turned away by Mumbai airport authorities for allegedly possessing a fake passport.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2007 13:13 IST

An Indian national stranded at Bahrain International Airport since Tuesday after being turned away from India for allegedly possessing fake passport, has finally left for his home.

Mohammed Valappil, left for India last night after Indian embassy officials in Bahrain issued him an emergency outpass confirming his passport to be genuine and a social group arranged money for his ticket, as he had none to buy one, a media report said.

The 27-year-old man came to Bahrain last month to work as a salesman at a Supermarket in Samaheej. Unsatisfied with his new job, Valappil decided to go back to India and flew back home Bahrain International Airport on Tuesday.

Immigration officials at Mumbai airport refused entry to the country claiming his passport to be fake. They confiscated his passport before putting him on a flight back to Bahrain.

After arriving in Bahrain on Wednesday, he was detained by police at the airport.

The Indian embassy officials, later, issued him an emergency outpass confirming Valappil's passport to be original and not fake. "It is on this basis we have issued him an emergency exit and he can go home now," the Gulf Daily News reported.

Later, social workers of Prathibha Association raised money to pay for his ticket, as he had no money.

Indian embassy officials in Bahrain has written to the Indian Overseas Affairs Ministry in New Delhi, demanding an inquiry into Valappil's plight, the daily said.

"We have written to the Indian Overseas Affairs Ministry in New Delhi about Valappil," an embassy official said.