Vancouver: Retired senior Central reserve Police Force(CRPF) officer was denied admittance by the Canadian immigration authorities on May 18 in Vancouver for working with the Government that “committed widespread human rights abuses”.
According to report published in Hindustan Times, Retired officer Tejinder Singh Dhillon was denied admittance when arrived at the Vancouver airport last week, under a subsection of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Tejinder Singh was Inspector general of Police of CRPF and retired in 2010.
Tejinder Singh was initially told by the Immigration officials that he would not be allowed to enter Canada stating the government he worked with “engages or has engaged in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”, according to the report.
The immigration authorities issued a second document denying admittance to Tejinder Singh, in which they denied their statement made against the Indian Government but this time they accused the CRPF of “committing widespread and systemic human rights abuses,for example torture, arbitrary detention, murder and sexual assault”.
According to the report, Tejinder Singh said though he has Canadian visa issued by the Indian Government which is valid until 2014, he has faced this issue for the first time in his 30 years. The retired officer who had to return back to Ludhiana, also said he has been visiting Canada even when he was working with CRPF, as reported in DC.