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MHA seeks report on deportation of ex-Swiss diplomat from

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has sought a report from the Bureau of on the recent of a former Swiss from Ahmedabad, an said today. The Bureau of has been asked to explain the circumstances leading to the of former Kurt Vogele, a home ministry said. Vogele, who had served in India, was deported soon after he landed in on January 22. He was allegedly told he had "no right" to enter and was "deported" without explanation.

His passport was returned in In a letter to Sibi George, Indian to Switzerland, Vogele demanded to know the reason for the "blacklisting". Though there was no word on why Vogele, who in the past represented the Swiss Development Cooperation in India, was deported, suggested it could be because of his association with the Reports said was understood to have funded a Dalit rights organisation-Navsarjan Trust- whose Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence was cancelled in 2016 over allegations of engaging in "undesirable activities" that could disturb harmony.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:55 IST
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