Crime Branch to quiz ex-cops of immigration wing

The officers will be given two weeks’ time. If they fail to turn up, we will proceed with the arrest procedures, the CB officials said.

Published: 30th January 2013 10:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2013 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

The Crime Branch investigating the human trafficking bid from the Nedumbassery airport has decided to interrogate the police officials who had served at the immigration wing from 2007 to 2012.

According to the Crime Branch officials,as many as 20 police officials in the rank of DySP to CPO would be interrogated in the coming days.

“We will send summons to the officials to  appear for interrogation. The officers would be given two weeks’ time. If they fail to turn up, we would proceed with the arrest procedures,” the Crime Branch officials said.

On Tuesday, the Crime Branch had arrested Savad, 48, an employee of Saudi Airlines for obtaining mobile SIM cards using the photocopies of passengers’ passports.

The SIM cards were used by Ajeeb, the accused,  for contacting the travel agents and tour operators. Ajeeb maintained contacts with Savad and the details of the calls that were    made by the duo have been traced by the Crime Branch. The Crime Branch has prepared a list of persons who are suspected to be the benefactors of the fraudulent travel agents and tour operators. 

Savad joined as a translator with Air India in 2002. He has been serving as the Arabic translator with the Saudi Airlines from 2008.

The accused was produced before the Aluva Judicial First Class Magistrate on Tuesday and remanded in judicial custody.


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