Russian national to be deported

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HOME-BOUND: Pomerantsev Victor being escorted to the Chennai airport by police personnel.
HOME-BOUND: Pomerantsev Victor being escorted to the Chennai airport by police personnel.

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Russian national Pomerantsev Victor (30) who served a two-month sentence in a Passport Act case and was later lodged in a special camp at Chengalpattu will be deported to his home country at State’s expense.

Putting an end to the confusion over who would spend on the deportation of Victor, who overstayed visa on three occasions, the Ministry of Home Affairs authorised the Ramanathapuram district administration to use contingency funds to arrange for his travel. Steps have been initiated to blacklist Victor through the Ministry of External Affairs, police sources said.

Victor was arrested by the Bazaar Police in Ramanathapuram on April 2 last year on charges of not possessing valid travel documents. He was convicted and sentenced to two months in prison by a local court.

The Judge also directed the police to take immediate steps to deport the accused to his country through proper channel.

Soon after Victor completed his sentence, the police approached the Consulate General of Russian Federation authorities in Chennai, who expressed their helplessness to deport him.

In September, the Tahsildhar of Chengalpattu sent a report to the government that Victor had misbehaved with some inmates.

The official called for immediate steps to remove him from the camp to avoid problems.

Last week, the Ramanathapuram Collector received instructions from the Public Secretary to arrange for travel documents to deport Victor.

A special team of the Tamil Nadu police escorted him by air on Wednesday night to New Delhi.

Police sources said Victor, who was taken by flight IC 539 from Chennai to New Delhi, locked himself in the toilet. The escorting police personnel had to force open the toilet door minutes before landing.

He will be later flown to Moscow, the sources added.




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