Monday, June 26, 2017

Man uses another's passport to fly

Mumbai: A Dubai-based Indian businessman was arrested at the Mumbai international airport on Sunday for travelling on another person’s passport in his bid to escape the UAE, where is facing prosecution in a cheating case.

30-year-old Keralite Jiyas Kalliparambil, who owns a supermarket in Dubai and holds UAE resident visa, was caught after immigration officials noticed that his face did not match the photograph on the passport that he was carrying.

They immediately reported him to the Sahar police station.

According to the complaint filed by immigration official Deepak Shelar, Kalliparambil had taken an Air India flight (AI 986) from Muscat to Mumbai on the passport of Cheva Abdulla Mohammad Naseer, another Kerala resident.

He landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 4.25 am and was supposed to take another flight to Kerala.

“Kalliparambil passport has been impounded in Dubai, where he is embroiled in a court case in connection with an alleged fraud. The accused, who runs a supermarket in Dubai, acquired an electronics firm in 2016, but defaulted on making the full payment. Fearing that he would have to face jail in the case, he decided to escape to Kerala,” said Rajashree Dudhale, sub-inspector of Sahar police station.

He then reportedly approached an Egyptian national called Majid, who put him in touch with an agent, Bawa, in Dubai. Bawa gave him the passport in the name of Naseer from Muscat. Kalliparambil made the journey from Dubai to Muscat by road.
26/06/17 Rahi Gaikwad/Mumbai Mirror