Deepan Budlakoti scores minor victory as Immigration board eases conditions

Giuseppe Valiante, THE CANADIAN PRESS, 17 July 2015

MONTREAL — A man who has no citizenship from any country and who was convicted on drug and weapons offences had his release conditions eased Friday due to good behaviour and the fact more than two years have passed since he was freed.

Deepan Budlakoti, 25, still represents a flight risk and a danger to society, however, said Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada member Francois Milo.

“The danger ground for detention has lessened through the passage of time and because of Mr. Budlakoti’s good conduct, compared to that of his troubled youth and early adulthood,” Milo said in Montreal.

Budlakoti will now have to report to the Canada Border Services Agency only every six months instead of every three.

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