Chennai: The Airport police have arrested a 30-year-old person, a native of Thoothukudi, for allegedly travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using a passport which was procured with fraudulent documents, on arrival here at the Chennai International airport.
Police identified the accused as Jebastin, who had gone to Kuala Lumpur in 2018, with a fake passport.
During the wee hours of Saturday, Jebastin arrived from Kuala Lumpur, in a private airlines. However, during immigration check, he was not allowed to enter the country by immigration authorities, who pointed out some issues with his passport.
Following this, immigration officials at Chennai airport checked the authenticity of the passport and found it to be fake. After interrogation and verification of his passport and documents, Jebastin was handed over to the airport police.
Fake passport racket involved?
Meanwhile, police are also investigating the involvement of a fake passport gang in this case.
Earlier in May, Q-branch sleuths acted on a tip-off that a gang was operating in the state producing fake passports, and arrested one Kalaiselvi of Trichy. Based on information from her, 12 others were arrested from various parts of the state, including Samayapuram, Kumbakonam, Mannargudi, Pudukkottai and Royapuram in Chennai. Three of them were Sri Lankans.
The gang collected photocopies of original documents from internet cafes and photocopier shops by bribing owners and employees, and modified the documents to make duplicate passports....