Vishal Jood taken to immigration detention for deportation

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By SAT News Desk

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, October 15, 2021: Vishal Jood, an Indian student charged with various criminal offences and sentenced to one-year imprisonment, was today shifted straight to custody by immigration officials after being released on parole.

Vishal was freed on parole after serving six months, in a plea bargain, admitting some charges and others being withdrawn, reports NRI Affairs.com quoting a source on condition of anonymity.

“He has been taken straight from jail to Villawood, where he will be possessed and deported, ” the report says.

Vishal is to be deported because he was on an expired visa when he was nabbed by NSW police, in April after acts of violence, and jailed by a Parramatta court for one year. Vishal qualified for parole on 15 October 2021.

Vishal Jood who was living in Australia on an expired visa got support from Indian politicians including Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar who wrote a letter to Meenakshi Lekhi, India’s Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Culture, to intervene in the case. Social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were full of posts supporting Vishal Jood.

Vishal Joods backers said he was actually fighting Khalistanis and protecting the Indian tricolor, was taken for a ride by Indian politicians who promised to take up his case with authorities in Australia.

Some news portals and social media posts had reported Vishal will be released on October 15, 2021, and a victory rally would take place to celebrate his release. But one name on the rally flyer on October 14, 2021, told Sydney-based Australiawide Radio Kathe Sunte his social media account was hacked, and a piece of fake information with his name was posted announcing a rally plan to support Vishal.

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