44-Year-old Sales executive from Karnataka booked by immigration officials for visiting Yemen

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The immigration official caught a 44-year-old sales executive who worked in Saudi Arabia and visited Yemen as part of his work for a week in January this year .

Kashinath Durai,immigration officer at Kempegowda International Airport caught Irfan Khan,after he arrived at the airport from Sharjah on December 14.

Upon verification of documents the officials found Irfan had visited Yemen for a week and had taken exit visa from Yemen to come to Bengaluru.

Inquiries revealed that Irfan, a native of Chikkamagaluru was working as sales executive for a motor company in Riyadh and using his residential permit he had gone to Jejan a border town on work in January.

However due to emergency curfew Irfan was stranded and forced to stay back in the town for a week and later with the help of a local , he managed to get exit visa using which he returned to Bengaluru.

The Airport police have questioned Irfan and recorded his statement for further investigation.

According to the officials, the central government gazette notification issued on September 2017, barred indian citizen from visiting Yemen. However Irfan violated the rule and travelled to Yemen, liable for penal action he added.