Kenyan living on expired visa: Greater Noida police

A report will be sent to the High Commission of Kenya

The Greater Noida police on Sunday said that initial probe in connection with 25-year-old Maria Burendi, who is accused of fabricating an assault charge recently, has suggested that her visa has expired.

The police has asked the local intelligence unit (LIU) to prepare a report, which will be sent to the High Commission of Kenya.

Greater Noida Superintendent of Police Sujata Singh told The Hindu that prima facie Ms. Burendi’s visa has expired. “We’ve sought a report from the LIU and will send a copy to the High Commission of Kenya, which will decide on the course of action. We will produce a report of the incident under Section 182 [offences committed by letters, etc.] of the CrPC before the court, which will take a final call on the issue,” she said.

‘May be sent back’

The Kenyan woman had on March 29 claimed that she was attacked while returning home in a cab in Greater Noida. The police found loopholes in her story after questioning the cab driver.

According to an African students’ group, which later tendered an apology, Ms. Burendi was depressed.

Sources said that keeping India and Kenya’s relationship in mind, chances are that India won’t deport her.

However, they added, that Ms. Burendi is most likely to be sent back to Kenya.

Meanwhile, the Association of African Students in India (AASI) said the decision to send her back will be taken by the High Commission.

Stating that everyone should follow the law of the land, AASI vice-president Charles Kennedy said: “The High Commission of Kenya is upset with her... it’s working on it [the issue of sending her back to Kenya] and will take a final call.”

Meanwhile, the Greater Noida police have started a door-to-door verification drive of foreign nationals living in the district. Also, U.P. DGP Javeed Ahmad visited Noida and chaired a meeting on Sunday with representatives of African nationals.

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