A Russian national, who is on a hunger strike in Uttarakhand's Tehri jail, threatened the jail authorites with suicide if he was force-fed.
He was imprisoned in Tehri jail for living in India without a passport. He has been admitted to hospital. So far, his identity and pupose of a visit to India are not known.
Uttarakhand: A Russian national, lodged in Tehri jail, goes on hunger strike, threatens to commit suicide if force-fed. pic.twitter.com/cUSSgAYkvW— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2017
According to The Passport Act, 1967 [Act No. 15 of 1967 dated 24th. June, 1967], a person shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.