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Thai Immigration deport father of family killed in England

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Rahan Arshad

BANGKOK: -- Thai police on Friday deported a British man whose wife and three children were found apparently beaten to death at their home in England, immigration police said.

Rahan Arshad, 36, was arrested Wednesday at the Padang Basar checkpoint on southern Thailand's border with Malaysia. Immigration police escorted him on a flight to Bangkok, and he was held overnight at the immigration police bureau.

"He went out (of Thailand) and then came back in to renew his visa," a senior police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to policy.

An investigator who interviewed Arshad said he'd left Thailand on Sunday because his visa was due to expire, then spent a few days in Kuala Lumpur before re-entering about 10:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) Wednesday.

British police discovered the four bodies on Aug. 20 at the Arshad home in Cheadle Hulme in Greater Manchester. The victims had been dead for some time, police said.

Post-mortem examinations determined that Uzma Rahan, 32, and her three children — Adam, 11, Abbas, 8, and Henne, 6 — died of massive head injuries.

Thai police found that Arshad had landed at Bangkok's international airport on July 30. When British authorities contacted Thailand about their search for him, Thailand entered his information into the immigration police computer network, the senior official said.

"We then tracked him through the computer system. The information showed that he departed there, so we prepared to arrest him," he said.

The investigator said Arshad had come as a tourist and spent time in Bangkok, as well as the resort town of Hua Hin and the southern island of Phuket.

The investigator spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with media.

Arshad was deported from Bangkok and arrived in England on Friday morning. Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 36-year-old man had been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after arriving from Thailand.

British police investigating the killings on Aug. 23 arrested two suspects, identified only as a 35-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man. They were bailed until Oct. 26, pending further inquiries, according to a news release from the Greater Manchester police.

Police had also been searching for Arshad, whose BMW 320 sports car was found at Heathrow Airport, where it apparently had been parked for several weeks. British police say they believe he left the country by July 29.

BANGKOK, Thailand Thai police on Friday deported a British man whose wife and three children were found apparently beaten to death at their home in England, immigration police said.

Rahan Arshad, 36, was arrested Wednesday at the Padang Basar checkpoint on southern Thailand's border with Malaysia. Immigration police escorted him on a flight to Bangkok, and he was held overnight at the immigration police bureau.

"He went out (of Thailand) and then came back in to renew his visa," a senior police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to policy.

An investigator who interviewed Arshad said he'd left Thailand on Sunday because his visa was due to expire, then spent a few days in Kuala Lumpur before re-entering about 10:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) Wednesday.

British police discovered the four bodies on Aug. 20 at the Arshad home in Cheadle Hulme in Greater Manchester. The victims had been dead for some time, police said.

Post-mortem examinations determined that Uzma Rahan, 32, and her three children — Adam, 11, Abbas, 8, and Henne, 6 — died of massive head injuries.

Thai police found that Arshad had landed at Bangkok's international airport on July 30. When British authorities contacted Thailand about their search for him, Thailand entered his information into the immigration police computer network, the senior official said.

"We then tracked him through the computer system. The information showed that he departed there, so we prepared to arrest him," he said.

The investigator said Arshad had come as a tourist and spent time in Bangkok, as well as the resort town of Hua Hin and the southern island of Phuket.

The investigator spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with media.

Arshad was deported from Bangkok and arrived in England on Friday morning. Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 36-year-old man had been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after arriving from Thailand.

British police investigating the killings on Aug. 23 arrested two suspects, identified only as a 35-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man. They were bailed until Oct. 26, pending further inquiries, according to a news release from the Greater Manchester police.

Police had also been searching for Arshad, whose BMW 320 sports car was found at Heathrow Airport, where it apparently had been parked for several weeks. British police say they believe he left the country by July 29.

--IHT UK 2006-09-01

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Interesting...

He managed to get out of thailand ok - malaysia accepted him and let him out again - thats 3 opportunities for identification and retention.

I guess he wasnt travelling on fake id either..

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To B honest...if I were the suspect of a murder, I wouldn't travel on my real ID (Fake ID cards or passports can B bought throughtout bkk).

I also wouln't chose the malay border for the crossing...the lao border seems to more promising.

Just a thought. :o

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I have removed some posts.

Please read the FORUM RULES before posting.

Racist posts are not welcome here.

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Suspect would have been far smarter to return to his native Pakistan, Bangladesh or India, gotten a new ID and started his life over.

Obviously he was not too smart travelling on his own ID. His Malaysian sojourn reveals glaring loopholes in Interpol's tracking system.

So now he'll spend at least the next 10 years at the British taxpayer's expense, currently around £400 a day. Sad what he did, particularly considering his comfortable life in the West compared with what his peers in the Indian subcontinent endure.

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Interesting...

He managed to get out of thailand ok - malaysia accepted him and let him out again - thats 3 opportunities for identification and retention.

I guess he wasnt travelling on fake id either..

Exactly what I was thinking

Additionally, because guest house & hotel operators have to report the ID & passport number of all foreign guests (to Immigration) in the first 24 hours of their stay - why wasn't he picked up in Hua Hin or Phuket after UK Police put the alert out?

A case of "mai pen rai" until it had enough media attention on the man-hunt?

Followed by an arrest and back-slapping all round?

Cynical? Moi? Nah - just accurate observation.

Gaz

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Suspect would have been far smarter to return to his native Pakistan, Bangladesh or India, gotten a new ID and started his life over.
Do we know that he was born in one of these countries or does the word "native" have some new meaning?
So now he'll spend at least the next 10 years at the British taxpayer's expense, currently around £400 a day. Sad what he did, particularly considering his comfortable life in the West compared with what his peers in the Indian subcontinent endure.

According to a recent BBC study, 8.5 million Brits live out of the UK and 350,000 leave annually. A survey estimated that 13% of the British population wishes to leave.

Odd how those who have themselves left continue to harbour the delusion that life there is so comfortable and desirable.

Having myself lived for a few years on the Indian subcontinent, I can assure you that life there (and in many other places where Indians and Pakistanis live around the world) is quite comfortable for many people, especially when compared to the slums in English urban areas.

The fact that you have already decided this man is guilty and that he is an economic peer of the most impoverished citizens of India says a great deal about you. I'm sure if he were a pale white Englishman, there would be all sorts of demands that he be considered innocent until proven guilty and pronouncements that there was some conspiracy on the part of the Thai authorities.

Odd too that the super British police allowed him to escape the UK and had no idea where he was until the Thai authorities did their job for them. It seems recently that quite a few western authorities have had to depend on Thai police to catch their criminals for them.

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Thai Immigration deport father of family killed in England

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Rahan Arshad

BANGKOK: -- Thai police on Friday deported a British man

Is that what Brits are looking like these days ? :o

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Thai Immigration deport father of family killed in England

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Rahan Arshad

BANGKOK: -- Thai police on Friday deported a British man

Is that what Brits are looking like these days ? :o

A DAD suspected of murdering his entire family may have fled the country up to four weeks ago, police fear.

An international manhunt was launched after the rotting bodies of mum-of-three Uzma Arshad, 32, and her children, aged five, eight and 10, were found in their home.

Police are hunting Uzma's husband, taxi driver Rahan Arshad, 36. He is British-born but has family in Pakistan and it is feared he may have headed there. Detectives probing the slaughter at the family home in Stockport, near Manchester, said none of them had been seen for up to four weeks.

ummm YES that IS what a British born man can look like.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?s=...st&p=865805

Edited by jdinasia

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As with most things, Thailand is a joke when it comes to "checking" things...

As we know, the immigration blacklist was not updated for the last 3 years !

Can you imagine something like that ?

You add people to a list but no one cares about the execution of this since the list is outdated, people who should have been removed are still on the list and new people can still enter the kingdom...

I always said that the country is like some Mickey Mouse community because of the lack of things like good justice, good working immigration department, the way that tourists are treated (walking ATM machines) will not make the country more appealing as we all can see in the numbers of tourists visiting the country.

If nothing changes, the country will never come out of its 3rd world status, too bad for the people that are honest (I know, very, veryyyyyy few but ok...)

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Racist posts are not welcome here.

totster

I totally agree, but please: Correct your ticker text, too. "Briton murder suspect catched when doing visa run" sounds quite Tinglish to me. I thought it should be "caught" before Thaivisa tought me better... :o

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Thank you Toster for protecting use against racist comments in a country that is so racist. Can you do this for the whole country of Thailand? hehe Just a simple request :o

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Racist posts are not welcome here.

totster

I totally agree, but please: Correct your ticker text, too. "Briton murder suspect catched when doing visa run" sounds quite Tinglish to me. I thought it should be "caught" before Thaivisa tought me better... :o

I guess you meant tough? :D

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Does he follow Muslim beliefs? It seems odd that he would go to southern Thailand when most governments advise people to avoid the area.

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