Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sri Lankan national held with fake Indian passport

Trichy: City police arrested a 51-year-old Sri Lankan national at the Trichy international airport on charges of possessing a fake Indian passport, while he was about to board a Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo.

According to police, the accused has been identified as V Sivakumar, 51, residing at No. 301/1, New EB Colony, Vadamadurai in Dindigul. While he arrived at the Trichy international airport on October 26 to board a Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo, immigration authorities intercepted him and examined his passport.

During the check, it came to light that the passport possessed by Sivakumar was fake. Subsequently, he was handed over to the airport police and they registered a case under Sections 467, 468, 471 of IPC read with 12 (b) of Passport Act and 14 of Foreigners Act and arrested him.

Inspector Malaisamy said that Sivakumar is a Sri Lankan national, and had arrived at Dindigul. During his return, he used the fake passport to exit the country, he said.

28/10/21 Times of India

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