US national arrested for trying to cross over to Nepal on fake documents

Updated: Mar 29 2023 6:13PM

Maharajganj (UP), Mar 29 (PTI) A 36-year-old American national was arrested on Wednesday while trying to cross over to Nepal on a fake visa and passport, authorities here said.

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

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