Air India flight brings back 167 deported Indians from USA to Amritsar

Amritsar: A special flight carrying 167 Indians, who were deported for trying to enter the United States of America illegally, landed here on Tuesday, officials said.

As many as 67 of them were from Punjab and the rest belonged to Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Goa, the officials said.

The passengers would be sent to their home district for quarantine after the completion of legal formalities, they said. All of them were trying to enter the USA through illegal means and were arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Before being deported, they exhausted all legal options.

 

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