Two Indian fugitives wanted in their country for criminal activities were successfully deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, with one of them jumping off from the second floor in an apparent attempt to escape.
They were identified by BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco as Amrik Singh, 34 and Hayer Amritpal Singh, 24. They were deported via a Thai Airways flight to Delhi at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 and are subjects of summary deportation orders issued by the BI Board of Commissioners in March this year after being tagged as undesirable aliens.
“The deportation of these criminals is a significant step for the bureau in ridding our country of foreigners who abuse our hospitality. Fugitives hiding in the country will be arrested, deported, and blacklisted,” warned Tansingco.
The two were escorted by agents of the BI as well as Indian law enforcement officers but during the implementation of the deportation, Hayer reportedly attempted to escape at the departure area by jumping off from the second floor, but was swiftly apprehended by BI operatives.
Amrik was deported after he was found to have entered the country illegally and harbored another Indian fugitive that was wanted in India for involvement in terrorist activities.
Hayer, on the other hand, is wanted in India for several charges including violation of their unlawful activities prevention act. He is also the subject of an investigation for murder, and has a warrant of arrest issued against him for violation of his country’s arms act.