The Cyberabad police busted a passports racket and arrested eight folks, including four Bangladesh nationals, two from West Bengal. The passports had been obtained fraudulently utilizing faux paperwork and addresses on the Bodhan city of Telangana over a time frame. Two ASIs ( Assistant Sub-Inspectors ) from the city had been additionally arrested on this case, whereas three others are absconding.
According to Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjannar, as many as 72 passports had been obtained fraudulently, amongst them 19 folks have left the nation whereas 49 are but to be traced.
One of the accused – Parimal Bain – a Bangladesh nationwide had illegally entered India in 2013 and had been subsequently residing in Bodhan city in Nizamabad district of Telangana.
What is the case?
On January 25, 2021, the Hyderabad Airport police acquired a grievance from the immigration officer of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport that on January 24, 2021, three Bangladesh nationals – Sanjib Dutta, Ramu Das and Mondal Sandip – had approached the departure immigration counter desiring to depart to Dubai utilizing faux Indian passports.
During profiling, all of the three Bangladesh nationals revealed that they stayed at Bodhan, Nizamabad district in Telangana and with the assistance of 1 agent Shahnaj Pail aka Sabuj from West Bengal, acquired organized faux Aadhaar playing cards and helped them to acquire Indian passports fraudulently.
As per the complainant, a case was registered below related IPC sections. Upon interrogation of those three accused, the remainder of the small print of this passports racket emerged.
“Telangana has a novel system of AI-based prison recognition system utilizing CCTNS information by which 314 passports had been blocked within the final two years. Reports are despatched to Regional Passport Officer (RPO) Hyderabad for cancellation of those 72 fraudulently obtained passports. Also, FRRO was requested to open Lookout circulars (LOC) in opposition to them. We are coordinating with UIDAI Aadhar authority concerning the cancellation of those 72 Aadhar playing cards and in addition appraising District Collectors and SPs of assorted districts of West Bengal concerning these 72 individuals. Special groups are fashioned to hint the remaining passport holders and absconding the accused,” knowledgeable VC Sajjannar, the Cyberabad police commissioner.