Bengaluru: A youth from West Bengal was caught with fake immigration documents at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) on Thursday.
The arrested, Akash Bachar (20) of Babala, Gobindpur in West Bengal, was detained before he boarded a flight (6E-1813) to Malaysia on August 1. The immigration officer noticed that the St. Kitts and Nevis CDC booklet in possession of Akash was fake.
During the inquiry, Bachar revealed that he was a waiter at hotel in Pune and had applied for a passport in Kolkata. Bachar had already flown to Dubai with the help of his relative Kalamuddin and sought his help again to go to Malaysia for a fee of Rs 1.5 lakh. An agent, Luvkush, from Malaysia contacted Bachar, inviting him to that country.
On July 31, Kalamuddin gave the Seaman's Booklet to Bachar. The two went to Jaipur to catch a flight to Malaysia and stayed at a lodge there. But Bachar missed the flight, and contacted Luvkush, who booked a flight to Kuala Lumpur from Bengaluru on August 1.
Immigration officer Chinnadorai, who filed a complaint, stated that Bachar lied that he was working as a painter in Chennai and produced a fake document in the name of Imperial Marine and Educational Services.
Cases have also been booked by the KIAL police against agents Kalamuddin and Luvkush as well....