An Indian national in the United States has been extradited to Germany after it emerged that he was wanted in the European nation for allegedly raping a minor.
Talwar lawfully entered into the U.S. as a visitor and was reportedly residing in the New York City metropolitan area, with authorization to remain until October 6, 2019, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement. However, his visa was canceled by the State Department.
On June 12, deportation officers assigned to ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York's Violent Criminal Alien Section (VCAS) and Joint Criminal Alien Removal Taskforce (JCART), with assistance from the U.S. Marshals, arrested the Indian in Richmond Hill, New York, pursuant to the federal arrest warrant issued in the Eastern District of New York.
Talwar was subsequently remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. The Indian national was extradited to Germany last week by Deputy Marshals and transferred to German law enforcement custody.
The ICE said that its deportation officers utilize their law enforcement authorities on a daily basis to promote public safety in a variety of ways, frequently coordinating with state, local, federal, and foreign law enforcement officials to guarantee that dangerous aliens do not remain within the U.S.
"ICE officers work daily with a continued commitment to enforcing our country's immigration laws and removing criminals from our country.
"Assisting in the removal of a foreign fugitive sought for rape charges in Germany is one of the many reasons ICE officers remain steadfast in their duties," field officer director for ERO New York Thomas Decker said.
By Sowmya Sangam