Maharajganj: A local court here has sentenced a US national to two years imprisonment for trying to cross over to India on fake visa documents, a senior official said on Saturday.
AdvertisementThe court has also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him, ASP Atish Kumar Singh said.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Saurabh Srivastava on Friday pronounced the judgement sentencing Eric Daniel Beckwith (36), to two years of jail. The court also said that he would have to undergo an additional 15 days imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine.
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AdvertisementA case was registered against him under the relevant sections of the IPC and Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. The ASP said that as per the norms, the concerned embassy and intelligence agencies have been informed.