The Delhi Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday sought the Bureau of Immigration and the Central Passport Organisation’s response on a senior citizen’s plea claiming that for the previous 11 years every time he travels overseas he’s subjected to harassment and interrogation on the airport as a consequence of a Look-Out Round (LOC) towards his namesake.
Every time after the interrogation, the authorities are happy he isn’t the one towards whom the LOC has been issued, however he’s subjected to the identical harassment each time he travels overseas, he mentioned.
Justice Navin Chawla, whereas issuing discover to the Bureau of Immigration and the Central Passport Group looking for their response, additionally requested them to see how the difficulty may be resolved and listed the matter for listening to on October 20.
The excessive courtroom was listening to the plea of Ashok Agarwal, represented by advocate Pranjal Kishore, who has sought rectification or elimination of any opposed remarks on his passport so that he’s not stopped and questioned every time he travels overseas.
In his plea, he has contended that he has not confronted any authorized proceedings within the nation, however since 2009 every time he travels overseas, he’s interrogated on the airport.
“After each such interrogation, the immigration authorities conclude that they mistakenly recognized the petitioner (Ashok Agarwal) because the particular person towards whom the mentioned LOC had been issued,” the petition has mentioned.
It has additionally claimed that via separate emails, dated August 31, 2017 and March 14, 2018, the Foreigners Regional Registration Officers of Mumbai and New Delhi assured him that corrective steps have been taken to make sure that he isn’t interrogated throughout worldwide journey.
“Nonetheless, regardless of the assurances, the interrogation and the harassment of the petitioner has continued,” the petition has contended.
Other than rectification of any opposed remarks on his passport, Mr Agarwal has additionally sought quashing of any LOC issued towards him and damages “for the years of undue harassment” undergone by him.
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