Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed an
Israeli couple, who had been ordered to be deported within 15
days for allegedly indulging in suspicious activities, to
appear before the Ernakulam District Collector on Wednesday.
The couple--- Sheneor Zalman, a Rabbi (priest) and Yaffa
Shenoi, has to appear before the Collector and offer their
The Collector would pass necessary orders, Justice S
Sirijagan said in his order on their petitions challenging the
The couple had come to India in 2010 on a multiple entry
According to them, the deportation order was passed without
hearing them, which was against the principles of natural
justice, they stated in the petition.
According to media reports, the two were staying at a house
in nearby Fort Kochi paying a rental of Rs 50,000 far higher
than the market rate.
The reports stated that the central intelligence received
an alert about a covert operations being carried out by
suspected Israeli agents after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in
which six Jews were killed when the terrorists struck the
An alert was sent to all states and the Israeli couple were
tracked by the police here, the report had stated.