Saudi student held for overstaying

Saudi student held for overstaying

A Saudi Arabian national, studying in a City College, has been arrested by the Bharathinagar police for overstaying in the country and for producing fake documents.

Al Saeed Dhaiallah Marzouq, 23, a resident of Narayanapillai Street, was pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA) course at Columbia Asia College.

His one-year student visa expired on September 16, 2012. “We have booked him under the Foreigner’s Act, 1946 and are ascertaining his activities during his illegal stay,” police said.

Marzouq holds a passport which was issued on August 15, 2010 and expires on June 22, 2015.

He had got the student visa on September 17, 2011 and joined the Indian Academy Group of Institutions at Kalyan Nagar, after he came to India on October 22, 2011. 

Marzouq reportedly quit the education institution and joined Columbia Asia College in 2012, police said.

Fake NoC

The trouble started when he approached the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) on August 8, 2012 at Indiranagar for the renewal of his visa.

He had attached a No Objection Certificate (NoC) which stated that he was admitted for an undergraduate programme in the Indian Academy College (IAC) for 2011-12.

However, when FRRO asked the Indian Academy College to check whether the NoC was issued, the college informed the office that they had never issued a NoC to a student named Marzouq, police stated.

The FRRO informed the matter to the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, which, in turn, alerted the police.

“Marzouq told us that two youths had helped him get a fake NoC. We are searching for the duo,” said a police officer.

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