Sunday, August 27, 2017

FIR against four for travelling with forged passports

New Delhi: The Delhi police has filed a case against four people who were allegedly travelling with fake Indian passports from Delhi to Toronto via Incheon (South Korea). They were detained by the Korean immigration authorities and sent back to India. Surprisingly, Korean Air brought them back as normal passengers and conveyed that they were not handed over as deportees despite the fact that Korean immigration shared this information with the Indian embassy in Seoul. The police is also investigating the role of airlines and immigration officials.

On June 30, as per an input, four Indian nationals were detained in Incheon for travelling to Toronto with fake passports. After an inquiry into the matter, it was revealed that the accused had departed from IGI Airport by a Korean Air flight on June 30 and deported on July 1.

The actual passports had valid Canadian visas and the same were used by the accused by replacing the biographical pages. The CCTV footage of the four accused, captured during their departure and arrival, did not match with the photographs in the immigration database of their respective passports.
27/08/17 Sunil Thapliyal/Asian Age