Bangladeshi actor Ferdous told to leave India

Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed left Kolkata after getting notices from both the union ministry of home affairs and the Bangladesh deputy high commission following a controversy over his campaigning for Trinamool Congress Raiganj candidate Kanaia Lal Agarwal this Sunday.

The MHA also sought a report from the Bengal government and the local Foreigner Regional Registration Office, prompting an FRRO probe into whether the actor had violated work visa rules.

Bangladesh deputy high commission officials said the visa allocated to Ahmed did not allow him to participate in political campaigns and so he was asked to leave India. Officials from the deputy high commission called up the actor on Sunday itself to inquire about the issue after reports about his campaigning reached the Kolkata office. Ahmed reportedly replied that he was shooting near Raiganj with co-actors Payel Sarkar and Ankush on Sunday afternoon and “could not turn down the request for campaigning”.

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