New Delhi: Nearly 145 Indians deported from the US on grounds of illegal immigrants, visa violation etc, arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday morning by a special flight via Bangladesh. The flight also has on board some South Asian nationals, including Bangladesh citizens, airport officials aware of the matter said.
Most of these Indians allegedly entered the US over past years with the help of local of international agents who promised then entry into the country through illegal means, the officials said on condition of anonymity. Many of these Indians overstayed in the US in violation of visa norms.
The deportees were received at the terminal 3 (T3) of Delhi airport. “Their records will be maintained and some documentation will take place. We have seen in the past that such agents charge Rs 10-15 lakh for facilitating one person’s entry into the US> Once they are here, we will also try to track down such agents functioning from India. Since they are from different states, their concerned police will be informed if anything significant is found,” the official said.