GOA: A Jordanian national, who is out on bail in a drugs case, has been granted permission by a local court to renew his passport. The court directed the foreigner to book an appointment at the embassy of Jordan in New Delhi. It has also asked the investigating officer to make arrangements for a police constable who will carry the passport with him “without handing over the same to the accused”. The foreigner will have to bear the cost of taking a police constable from Goa to New Delhi.
“The passport shall be produced before the embassy of Jordan in New Delhi for the purpose of renewal and shall be collected by the police constable himself from the embassy in New Delhi,” Panaji sessions judge Irshad Agha stated. “The passport may be handed over to the investigating officer who shall thereafter deposit the same before this court, after it is duly renewed,” the court further ordered.
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