Bank cannot withhold passport, OCI card even if handed over voluntarily: Karnataka High Court

Even if an accused deposits the OCI card and the passport with bank authorities voluntarily, the bank had no jurisdiction to keep it beyond 15 days, the Court said.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently ruled that banks cannot withhold the passport or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card of an accused even if they are surrendered voluntarily. [Koshy Varghese v UOI]

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