Afghan with fake passport deported

According to sources, Mohamed Harif (42) reached Chennai Airport from Kuala Lumpur on an AirAsia flight on Friday evening.

Published: 07th July 2013 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2013 07:35 AM   |  A+A-

An Afghanistan national was deported from Chennai Airport back to Kabul, after he was found using a fake Indian passport on arrival from Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Immigration officials were baffled that he had a fake Indian passport and Intelligence agencies have commenced investigation, to see if he is linked to any terrorist group.

According to sources, Mohamed Harif (42) reached Chennai Airport from Kuala Lumpur on an AirAsia flight on Friday evening.

On suspicion, immigration officials questioned him and searched his baggage. Officials then alerted the Ministry of Home Affairs and top officials in Bureau of Immigration.

Officials took steps to deport Mohamed Harif to Afghanistan through Kuala Lumpur and he left at 10.20 am.

Meanwhile, sleuths of Intelligence Bureau have commenced inquiry whether Mohamed Harif had links with terrorist outfits Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

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