IMPHAL: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West rejected the bail application filed by three foreign national and remanded them to judicial custody remand till February 28 for allegedly trying to sneak into India using fake passports.
The three accused foreign nationals were identified as Kamalamohon Nagaajah, 44 son of Nagarajah of Soumi Finland Kustanmaki Espo; Mohamed Faiz, 43, son of Mohideen Pitchai of 102 Siddhartha Road Colombo-5; and Alan Sanjit Rajasundaram, 32, son of Santhakumar Rajasundaram of Stadt Ludwigsburg Burgerdieste, German. They were produced before the court after 5 days of further custody remand at City police station along with a prayer for remanding them into judicial custody for further investigation of the case.
On the other hand defense counsels of the accused foreign nationals filed remand objections along with the prayer for releasing them on bail.
The IO of the case through APP submitted that three foreign national was arrested while conducting routine checking of lodges in Imphal City on suspicion and on verification one Aadhar card issued in the name of one Fayas Sulaiman Sheikh from Mumbai was recovered from their possession along with three tourist visa approval letter of republic of union of Myanmar and three foreign passport one each issued by European Union, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and European Union Bundes Republic Deutschland.
On preliminary interrogation the alleged accused persons revealed that they were arrested at IGI Airport New and Mumbai Airport during May last for attempting to facilitate 3 Sri Lankan nationals for their travel to European countries by exchanging of boarding card and the case is still pending at Mumbai and they have no permit to leave the country.
On through investigation of the arrested foreign nationals the documents possessed by them were suspected to be that of foreign nations and were suspected to be planning to leave the country through Myanmar.
The IO of the case APP further submitted that the genuineness of the seized documents is required to substantiate the charges levelled against them and further investigation is needed in connection with the case and prayed for remanding them into judicial custody.
The court on perusal of the case record of the case and the submission of APP and defense counsel was satisfied with the police prayer and thus rejected the bail applications filed by the accused persons and remanded them into judicial custody remand till February 28.