The Dibrugarh ASP further said that the three-day religious programme was started on October 25 and the trio attended the programme with a tourist Visa…reports Asian Lite News
Three persons from Sweden were detained for violating some sections of the Foreigners Act by attending a religious programme in the Dibrugarh district of Assam on Wednesday, police said.
The Dibrugarh district police have initiated a suo moto case against the trio for attending the prayer and peace meeting in an area under Namrup police station in the Dibrugarh district with a tourist visa.
“They came to Assam by using a tourist Visa, but they had attended a religious (prayer and peace) programme in an area under Namrup police station in Dibrugarh district,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Dibrugarh), Bitul Chetia told ANI.
The Dibrugarh ASP further said that the three-day religious programme was started on October 25 and the trio attended the programme with a tourist Visa.
“We have registered a suo moto case and produced them before the court and they were found guilty under the Foreigners Act,” Chetia added.
“Three Swedish nationals came to participate in a religious meeting at Namrup on the invitation of a friend. They also addressed the congregation. Since they came on tourist visas they were not supposed to participate in such activities”, DSP Namrup, Naba Kumar Borah said.
He added, “We detained them for flouting the visa norms. But since India and Sweden have a good relationship their embassy has sorted out the matter. We didn’t register a case against them. Tomorrow they will be deported back to their country.”
The police officer further said that as per the court’s direction the accused will have to pay a fine and they will be sent to Guwahati on Thursday and subsequently deported to Sweden. (ANI)