Indian deported for criminal conduct

By Staff Reporter


IMMIGRATION Department has deported 31-yea-old Indian, Patel Rijwan Ibrahim Vali from Zambia for criminal conduct.

According to Immigrations Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka stated that Vali was deported under a warrant signed by the Minister of Home Affairs, on the recommendation of the Department of Immigration, on grounds that his conduct was likely to be a danger to peace and good order.

“This is in accordance with section 39 (2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia,” Nshinka stated.

He explained that the deportation followed Vali’s conviction and subsequent sentencing to pay fines of K 30,000 and K 20,000 for forgery and unlawful stay, respectively, in October 2018.

“He was deported via Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. There is no place in Zambia for foreign nationals who, with impunity, elect to engage in criminal activities. Any foreign national involved in illegal activities risks being arrested, prosecuted and removed or deported,” stated Nshinka.