Vijay Kumar asked to leave US within 90 days

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Houston, Sep 3: Vijay Kumar, Indian filmmaker will remain behind bars without bail on federal immigration charges until allegations are resolved, a judge has ruled.

In the immigration hearing the judge denied a bond, and ordered voluntary departure under safeguard till he leaves USA. Kumar has been asked to leave within 90 days.

Voluntary bond means that his departure as an alien from the United States would be without an order of removal.

Kumar is allowed to voluntarily depart concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time.

However, failure to depart within the time would result in a fine and a 10-year bar. His departure primarily depends on his criminal case hearing on Sep 8.

Unless the case is dismissed he cannot leave. If his case is resolved within four months, he can leave voluntarily and can ask to return. Till then the judge has asked him to be in immigration custody.

Vijay Kumar, a Mumbai resident was held at Houston International airport last week for allegedly carrying brass knuckles and jihadi literature in his luggage.

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