The Central Government has informed the Delhi High Court that an American woman who happens to be an entrepreneur was detained and denied entry at Chennai Airport and has been deported to the United States.
Apparently, the American citizen has been living in India for more than 10 years on a multiple entry valid business visas. She was detained at the Chennai Airport during midnight at 1:30 am on January 5 and was informed that because there was a mark on her file, she had to be deported back to the US.
The high court after taking note of the incident stated that as the 48-year-old woman, namely Kasha Elizabeth Vande, has already been deported and it cannot restrain the authorities from sending her back to her country. The Court has been informed that the US national was boarded on a flight the same day and returned back to the US this week.
A bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and IS Mehta commented on the incident: "In view of the development, the court grants the relief of retraining the authorities from deporting the woman does not arise."
In addition to that, during the hearing, the counsel for the Ministry of External Affairs disclosed a letter from the last month that the entrepreneur was blacklisted as she was involved in various NGO activities in Puducherry while holding a business visa.
According to recent reports, Kasha Elizabeth Vande was running a cafe and boutique named ‘Kasha ki Asha’ in the Union Territory.