A Norwegian of Indian origin, who had allegedly been harassed by immigration authorities as his name was earlier in the “Look Out List”, will now have a smooth entry into the country as the Delhi High Court has directed the government to take corrective steps.
Accepting the submission of the counsel appearing for the Ministry of External Affairs that the name of Gurcharan Singh, was removed from the “black list” on January 13, Justice S Ravindra Bhat directed the authorities to allow him to enter the country.
“The petitioner can henceforth be allowed entry on the basis of the latest order on January 13, 2009, removing his name from the black list,” said Justice Bhat.
In his petition, Singh submitted before the court that despite being a holder of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card, every time he entered into country, the immigration authorities “invariably” detained him for several hours.
Filing various supporting documents before the court, Singh submitted that the Immigration officials detained him for hours at airport for the only reason that his name was earlier in the “Look Out List”.