No case against Nepalese student, Chidambaram tells Brinda
New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
today said there was no case from the Central government
against Nepalese student Neetu Singh, who was deported from
Pune last month, according to CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat.
Karat, who met the Home Minister in his office, said that
he was "very sympathetic and reasonable" about the deportation
of Neetu, a student at the Film and Television Institute of
India (FTII), who was deported to Kathmandu last month for
alleged "anti-India activities".
"As far as the Central government is concerned, there is
no case against her," Karat, a Rajya Sabha MP, told PTI
She said, so, the issue of national security does not
arise and it seems that the Central government was not
informed at all about the action by Maharashtra Government.
A CPI(M) statement said Chidamabarm informed Karat that
"the Central Government has no information on the matter. He
also informed that he has asked for the files from Maharashtra
and will take appropriate action after looking at the papers."
All India Democratic Women`s Association, an organisation
affiliated with the CPI(M), alleged that Neetu`s deportation
was ordered by Police at the instance of her husband Amaresh
Singh, who happens to be an influential person and a nominated
Member of Parliament in Nepal.
Home Ministry sources said the report has been sought
because the Pune police authorities had "exceeded" their brief
in deportation of Neetu Singh, a fourth-year student enrolled
in an editing course at FTII.
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