December 8, 2021 12:15 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Department of Immigration (DoI) returned 76 passengers bound to the UAE at the recommendation of a Lalitpur-based cooperative. They were returned home from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
TIA Chief Immigration Officer Pushpa Raj Shahi shared that the passengers were returned after their objective to go abroad was doubtful. “We sought documents after coming across some suspects. They were scared when we told them that the Department of Immigration would ask for information through a letter to the cooperative. Some of them then returned from the airport voluntarily,” Shahi said.
Around 70 percent of them were women. According to the DoI, they showed a letter from the Lalitpur-based Shuvechha Multi-Purpose CooperativeS Organization. “This is subject to investigation by the Department,” Shahi added.
Shahi said the Immigration Office would inform the Department of Immigration and Home Ministry in writing about the incident. The passengers were bound to fly to Dubai on Saturday evening.