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International fugitive arrested in Bacolod City

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• GILBERT P. BAYORAN

An alleged leader of an organized crime group was apprehended by the police on Monday at his residence in Santa Lucia Gardens Subdivision, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.

The suspect, an Indian national, was identified by the police as Joginder Geong, 40, also known as “Joginder Geyong” and “Kant Gupta.”

Capt. Dax Santillan, Police Station 6 chief, disclosed that Geong, who was using a fake Nepalese passport, has been found to have been staying in Bacolod City since 2022.

Geong, being a fugitive from another country, is considered an undesirable alien for violating the Philippine Immigration Act, according to a report from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

According to the BI FSU, they received communication from First Secretary Nilesh Kumar Rai of the Embassy of India in Manila on June 22, requesting the arrest and deportation of Geong, who identifies himself as “Kant Gupta” in the fraudulent Nepalese passport.

“Geong is a notorious criminal with a history of serious offenses such as murder, attempted murder, extortion, and robbery,” it added.

Under the name “Kant Gupta,” he obtained a driver’s license with an expiration date of November 11, 2026, from the Land Transportation Office, indicating a different address: 132 Zircon St., City Heights Subdivision, also in Barangay Taculing.

The BI FSU said Geong, who leads an organized crime syndicate, has a life imprisonment sentence for violating arms laws in India.

Under his Indian name, Geong “has no record of any travel made in the country,” but under his Nepalese name, his most recent arrival was on January 31 this year.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco disclosed that Geong also has alleged links with the Khalistani terror group, which has waged an armed separatist rebellion aimed at establishing an independent Sikh state in India’s Punjab province.* with PNA report

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