LS (Internal Relocation-Sikh - Separatists) India CG  UKIAT 04714
Date of hearing: 10 September 2002
Date Determination notified: 08 October 2002
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
1. It was not credible that the Appellant and not his father should have been held responsible by the Punjabi police for helping Babbar Khalsa.
2. The Appellant claimed to have been helping Babbar Khalsa financially and by providing food and accommodation from the age of 13. It was not credible that his father would have allowed such behaviour by the Appellant in view of the then unrest in the Punjab. The Tribunal notes the evidence also that the father did not support Babbar Khalsa himself.
3. If the Punjabi police received information that the Appellant was helping Babbar Khalsa, it was inconceivable that his father would not have been arrested or questioned by the police as well.
4. If the Appellant had been of any interest to the police in connection with Babbar Khalsa, it was not credible that his father could twice have obtained his release by paying bribes.
5. The Appellant had difficulty remembering the date of his last arrest, giving alternatively August 1999 (after he had allegedly left India) and May 1999.
6. The Appellant's evidence regarding the completion of his SEF was that it was completed incorrectly by his first solicitors, there were difficulties with the interpreter, and it was not read back to him. However the Appellant's second and present solicitors admit in the skeleton argument that the SEF was filled him by representative of their firm.