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UP court sentences US national to 2 yrs jail for fake visa documents


Maharajganj: An Uttar Pradesh local court sentenced a US nation to two years imprisonment for attempting to cross over India on fake visa documents, PTI reported.

A senior police official informed that the court imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on the person.

On Friday, Chief Judicial Magistrate Saurabh Srivastava pronounced the judgement sentencing Eric Daniel Beckwith (36), to two years of jail. The court added that Beckwith would have to undergo an additional 15 days imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine.

The official, ASP Atish Kumar Singh, said Beckwith was coming to India from Nepal when his documents were checked by the Immigration Department in the Sonauli area of the India-Nepal border and after investigation, his visa documents were found to be fake. The American was arrested on March 29.

The officer said that a case was registered against him under the relevant sections of the IPC and Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. The concerned embassy and intelligence agencies have been informed as per norms, he said.

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