Chhibber attracts interest from immigration authorities


United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a detainee order for Saurabh Chhibber, an Oak Bluffs businessman convicted of sexual assault charges in Edgartown District Court on June 10.

Mr. Chhibber, 29, was convicted of attacking a 19-year old acquaintance, who was drinking heavily and distraught over a romantic rejection (June 17, “Businessman guilty of indecent assault“).

He was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail and is currently incarcerated at the Dukes County House of Corrections.

According to county Sheriff Michael McCormack, Mr. Chhibber was admitted to the United States on a visa, and that visa has expired. The detainee order did not indicate what type of visa Mr. Chhibber held, or when it expired.

Usually, when a detainee order is issued in this kind of case, it means that after his sentence is complete, Mr. Chhibber will be transferred to ICE custody. According to an ICE spokesman, once prisoners complete their local or state sentences, they are generally deported. Mr. Chhibber is a citizen of India.