Was Dhillon's passport fake? Oz probing
Australian immigration authorities are investigating whether Indian national Gursewak Dhillon, accused in the death of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa, was living in Melbourne on a false passport.india Updated: Mar 10, 2010 15:56 IST
Australian immigration authorities are investigating whether Indian national Gursewak Dhillon, accused in the death of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa, was living in Melbourne on a false passport.
"(Such) Allegations have been made and the man charged is being investigated for possible immigration fraud," an immigration Department spokesman was quoted as saying by The Age newspaper.
Dhillon (23), a part-time taxi driver, was yesterday produced before a court here in relation to Gurshan's death. The court adjourned till June 29 the hearing of the case.
Detectives are also now looking for a woman who gave Dhillon a lift on the day of the death to contact them.
Investigators also said that a woman stopped to help Dhillon between noon and 3pm last Thursday in Melbourne's northern suburbs after he ran out of petrol. The woman is believed to have driven him to a service station.
Meanwhile, Narinder Sharma, an Indian community member who works with an immigration agent, told PTI that he had informed the police on Thursday night that he had strong suspicion on the involvement of Dhillon in Gurshan's death.
Sharma said that a day before the Gurshan disappearance he was contacted by a woman who lived at the same house as Gurshan and Dhillon, because she suspected Dhillon was in Australia on a false passport.
He said he called Dhillon to confront him about the allegedly fake travel documents, an argument broke out and he was threatened with violence after telling Dhillon to "stop this nonsense".
First Published: Mar 10, 2010 15:55 IST