The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Bureau of Immigration and the Central Passport Organization on a petition by a senior citizen, claiming that at any time when he (petitioner) travels overseas for 11 years, he ‘seems to be out’ in opposition to one among his namesake. Due to notices, they’re harassed and questioned on the airport.
According to the petitioner, each time after questioning the officers are glad that it’s not the particular person in opposition to whom the look out discover has been issued and the entire course of is repeated once more the subsequent time the petitioner goes overseas.
Issuing discover to the Bureau of Immigration and Central Passport Organization, Justice Naveen Chawla additionally requested him concerning the resolution of the issue and postponed the subsequent listening to of the case until 20 October. The court docket was listening to the plea of Ashok Aggarwal, whose counsel was being saved by advocate Pranjal Kishore.
Aggarwal has mentioned within the petition that if there’s any antagonistic touch upon his passport, it needs to be eliminated so that each time he goes overseas, he shouldn’t be stopped and questioned.
The petition states that Agarwal has by no means been prosecuted within the nation, however since 2009, at any time when he goes overseas, he’s questioned on the airport. The petition mentioned, “Immigration officers are glad after each such inquiry that they’ve caught the flawed particular person and it’s not the particular person in opposition to whom the look out discover is issued.”
The petition additionally claimed that by the emails written on 31 August 2017 and 14 March 2018, the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices of Mumbai and New Delhi had assured Agarwal that corrective steps had been taken in order that whereas touring overseas They shouldn’t be bullied.
The petition states, “But, regardless of assurances, the petitioner continues to be questioned and harassed.”
Apart from correcting the antagonistic remarks on the passport, Agarwal has additionally pleaded that if any look-out discover is issued in opposition to him, it needs to be canceled and he needs to be given compensation for the pointless issues he needed to face for thus a few years.