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Lankan national held

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram 

A Sri Lankan national was today taken into custody when he was waiting for a country boat from Mandapam here to flee to Sri Lanka, police said.

Police said 38-year-old Ahamed Iqbal, who hails from Kandy, had come to in 2011 and had stayed on though his visa had expired.

He had given Rs.15000 to one Selvaraj to arrange for a an illegal ferry to transport him to Sri Lanka, police said, adding, he has been taken to the police station at Mandapam for questioning.

A hunt is on for Selvaraj, they said.

First Published: Sat, April 02 2016. 13:22 IST