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Indian businessman Ashok Kumar Sivaram deported from Ghana for forgery

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 March 2018, 17:30 IST

On Wednesday the Ghana's Supreme Court has set aside an order by an Accra High Court for the restoration of the residence and work permit of Indian businessman Ashok Kumar Sivaram.

He was accused of using a fake marriage certificate to support his application for permanent residence permit in the country.

The five-member panel of the Supreme Court, said that the High Court had no legal standing on the issue.

According to the Supreme Court, Sivaram had failed to exhaust all administrative processes before going to court.

The court also said that the High Court exceeded its jurisdiction in passing the order.

Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) wishked out the businessman for using a fake marriage certificate to support his application for a permanent residence permit. 
According to the Supreme Court, the Indian businessman should have petitioned the Minister of the Interior within seven days after his residence and work permits were revoked by the GIS.

Sivaram worked in Jai Mai Communications which specialises in the maintenance and installation of fibre optic cable.

First published: 14 March 2018, 17:30 IST
 
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