Afghan national working in Kerala held for overstaying

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Kochi, Jul 21: An Afghanistan national, who has been allegedly overstaying in the country after his visa expired and was working in the strategically important shipyard here, was arrested, police said on Wednesday.

The South police station here last week received a complaint about an Afghan national who has been working at the shipyard without proper documentation.

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“He went absconding but we traced him to Kolkata and arrested him from there. We got the transit remand and he was brought here. The court here remanded him to judicial custody,” a senior police official told news agency.

Police said they will seek custody of the foreign national and the probe is on.