LUCKNOW: The German national, who was involved in an altercation with a railway employee in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra railway station, has been arrested for travelling on forged visa and documents, said the police on Monday.
"The German national has been arrested. First of all he did not have a tourist visa and secondly he was carrying a forged visa," said RP Singh, Superintendent of Police, Sonbhadra.
Holger Erik Misch, a native of Berlin, claimed to be assaulted by Aman Kumar for ignoring greetings. He was later taken to a hospital for medical treatment. A passerby alerted the cops about the incident following which the Kumar was taken into the arrest.
Kumar, however, alleged that he greeted Erik with "Welcome to India", but the Berlin-resident hit him and spit on him.
Non-cognisable reports (NCR) were registered on the complaint from both Erik and Kumar.
"According to reports, the railway supervisor enquired the German national about his well being, which angered him. The German hit the railway employee, who might have pushed him in retaliation. Based on complaints of two sides, non- congnisable reports have been registered. Their medical examination has been conducted," ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar had told reporters yesterday.
The police further said that the German man may have "anger management issues, depression or some aberration as he was aggressive with a railway employee and also with the police."
Erik had reportedly attacked two policemen with a stick and tried to flee at GRP police station in Mirzapur.
"Sub-inspectors Harikesh Ram Azad and Mithilesh Yadav were beaten up with a stick by Erik when he got off the police vehicle. Since he is a foreign tourist, he is our guest and that is why we decided not to file a case in this regard against Erik," Inspector, GRP, Mirzapur Samar Bahadur Singh told PTI.
Police said that earlier an FIR was lodged against the German national on July 5 in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, for allegedly attacking a person with sharp edged weapon.
"His passport and visa are deposited in the Chief Judical Magistrate court in Kullu," the police said, quoting Erik.
With ANI and PTI inputs