AN Indian national who was found conducting a merchandising business without a proper working visa or permit was nabbed by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
In his report to BI chief Norman Tansingco, Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato ‘Jun’ Manahan, Jr. identified the Indian as Inderjeet Bamdev, 36.
Manahan said that Bamdev was arrested last October 24 at his store in Brgy. Centro Norte, Camalaniugan, Cagayan, based on a complaint that he was working on his business without the appropriate visa.
“It took hours to take Bamdev into our custody as he refused the arrest. He even bragged that he has the backing of some law enforcement officers and that he is untouchable by BI,” Manahan said.
Upon verification of Bamdev’s travel record and visa status, it was learned that he has been in the country for more than four years without securing the appropriate visa.
Tansingco lamented how some illegal foreigners behave in the country, saying: “it is disappointing how some think they can easily evade the authorities in our country. Nobody is above the law. Adhere by it or face deportation.”
Bamdev is now detained at the BI‘s detention center in Taguig pending deportation proceedings against him, the filing of charges for violation of the conditions of his stay and for being an undocumented alien under Sec. 37(a)(7) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.