BI deports 2 Indian fugitives

BI deports 2 Indian fugitives

MANILA – Two Indian fugitives wanted in their country for criminal activities have been deported, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Friday.

According to Commissioner Norman Tansingco, Amrik Singh, 34, and Hayer Amritpal Singh, 24 were deported via a Thai Airways flight to Delhi at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on May 18.

Both were escorted by agents of the BI, as well as Indian law enforcement officers.

The Indian nationals were the subject of a summary deportation order issued by the BI Board of Commissioners in March this year after being tagged as undesirable aliens.

The BI said Amrik was deported after been found to have entered the country illegally and harbored another Indian fugitive who was wanted in India for involvement in terrorist activities.

Hayer, on the other hand, is wanted in India for several charges, including violation of their Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

He is also the subject of a murder investigation, and has a warrant of arrest issued against him for violation of his country’s Arms Act.

During the implementation of the deportation, BI Warden Facility chief Leander Catalo said Hayer attempted to escape at the departure area, but was swiftly apprehended by BI operatives.

“The deportation of these criminals is a significant step for the Bureau in ridding our country of foreigners who abuse our hospitality,” said Tansingco said in a statement.

“Fugitives hiding in the country will be arrested, deported, and blacklisted,” he added. (PNA)

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