Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lankan visitor sends cops into tizzy

An innocuous visit to meet his former flame in Bengaluru landed a 35-year-old Sri Lankan national behind bars while security officials went into a tizzy.
Joel Nirushan Samuel’s plan to get a non-encumbrance certificate from a local church with the help of his former lover in Bengaluru turned out to be a dangerous gamble, as the Sri Lankan was branded a ‘suspect’ and arrested by the immigration officials for holding a fake passport.
Sources in the immigration department told DH that Samuel arrived in Bengaluru on April 28 at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) from Ukraine via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight.
He was detained following a lookout circular issued by the Assistant Director, Sri Lankan Cell, Intelligence Bureau headquarters in New Delhi, for possessing a fake Indian passport.
According to the FIR, a copy of which is with DH, Samuel’s real name is  Irisaha Trinty Pereira. “While the Lankan passport bore the date of birth as 29 May 1983, the fake Indian passport produced by him at the time of arrival revealed his date of birth as 7 November 1981,” stated the FIR.
11/05/19 Umesh R Yadav/Deccan Herald
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