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23 Indians arrested for working in Lanka on tourist visas

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Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Twenty-three Indian nationals were today arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly working in the country while on tourist visas.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration said nine of the arrested suspects had been engaged in astrology while nine others were into the sale of textiles, the NewsRadio reported.

Five other suspects had been engaged in carpentry.

A senior official said the immigration department will take steps to seize the 23 Indians' passports and carry out further investigations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:00 IST
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