US citizen arrested while crossing Indo-Nepal border on fake documents

Updated: Mar 29 2023 7:01PM

Maharajganj (UP), Mar 29 (PTI) A US national was arrested in this Uttar Pradesh district on Wednesday while trying to cross over to Nepal on fake visa and passport documents, a senior police official said.

Immigration Officer, Sonauli check post, Shabbir Kumar said, Eric Daniel Beckwith (64), a citizen of America, who was on his way to Nepal from India, was arrested in the morning by the immigration department in Sonauli area as his visa papers and passport were found to be fake.

Sonauli in Maharajganj district is located on the India-Nepal border and is a common transit point between India and Nepal.