Friday, September 15, 2017

Tibetan nationals held at Mumbai airport with forged Malaysian passports

Two Tibetan nationals were held at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport this month for allegedly attempting to fly to France using forged Malaysian passports and boarding passes. Immigration authorities were alerted about the two Tibetan nationals and they were apprehended at departure gate 69 on September 2. The duo has been identified as Kunchok Wangdue (39) and Tsering Dolkar (32).
The police said forged Malaysian passports bearing their photographs were found in their possession, along with boarding passes for an Air France flight that had the names of two Malaysian nationals. “The accused told us they arrived in Mumbai on August 28 and met a travel agent. They stayed at a hotel near the airport for a few days before arriving at the airport on September 2 with legitimate tickets for an Air India flight for Ahmedabad,” said an officer at Sahar police station.
The Tibetan nationals collected their boarding passes for the domestic flight before bypassing immigration and crossing over to the international departure gates where they met an agent named Sonam Yomlu, the police said.
15/09/17 Srinath Rao/Indian Express