On Friday, seven German tourists were detained for violating regular visas, according to police. In addition, recently three Swedish citizens were deported after they were found participating in religious education.
“The police are instructed to monitor tourists who come on tourist visas but are participating in preaching or religious education,” the a police officer told ET, requesting anonymity.
Assam Police Special DGP (law & order) GP Singh told reporters, “The German nationals had tourist visas and were participating in religious activities..” The German nationals were detained by Golaghat District Police as they allegedly attended religious missionary meetings in parts of Assam without a visa permit. They were fined $500.
Golaghat Superintendent of Police Ramandeep Kaur said, “When we checked their visas, we found that they had tourist visas. They cannot do missionary work on tourist visas, and we informed told them that they violated the visa laws. They were deported to their country on Saturday.”
The Germans are said to have attended religious services in Tinsukia, Karbi Anglong and stopped at Golaghat. They had plans to visit different places, but the police stopped them.
They have been identified as Asmus Merten, Bloemlisa Aimee, Von Oheim Cornelia Elisaveth Friederike, Hinrich Andreas, Michael Erich Schaper and Olearius Chrisia Dorothea. Three Swedish citizens – Marcus, Hanna and Susana – were deported back to Stockholm on Thursday after being fined $500 for visa violations.
Following the arrest of 17 Bangladeshi nationals for alleged visa violations, the Assam police recently said that there is an increase in the number of Bangladeshi clerics holding religious meetings in remote areas in violation of the law. of visas.