Pune: A Nepalese student at the Film and
Television Institute of India (FTII) here was deported back to
Kathmandu on December 5 for alleged "anti-India activities",
police said today.
Confirming the deportation of Neetu Singh, a fourth year
student undergoing editing course at FTII, DCP (Special
Branch) Ravindra Sengaonkar said here the decision to deport
was taken after she had been found involved in "anti-national
The DCP refused to divulge further details of the case
which has been taken up by All India Democratic Women`s
Association (AIDWA), alleging that Neetu`s deportation was
ordered by Pune police at the instance of her husband Amaresh
Singh happens to be an influential person and a nominated
Member of Parliament in Nepal.
AIDWA`s Kiran Moghe, who has written to Pune police on
December 14 seeking details of her deportation, told PTI that
authorities were not forthcoming with any information except
that she was handed over to her parents after being found
involved in "anti-national activities" in the city as a result
of a "secret operation" by the police.
Moghe, the head of Maharashtra unit of AIDWA, alleged
that Neetu was picked up on the night of December 5 from her
hostel room at FTII by women cops in plainclothes without
being told that she was going to be deported.