Passport Racket: Six Bangladeshis Detained

Published: 03rd February 2016 05:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2016 05:20 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: A day after arresting an illegal immigrant from Regional Passport Office (RPO) here, the Twin City Police Commissionerate on Tuesday detained six Bangladeshi nationals for possessing passports obtained by submitting fake identity proof.

Police are verifying the antecedents of the detainees who claim to be natives of West Bengal and they were staying here for the last five months.

On Monday, a 30-year-old man identified as Sheikh Abdullah was also arrested on same grounds. Abdullah had come to the RPO to take a clearance for police verification. His activities were found to be suspicious following which the passport authorities informed police.

Later, the officials found Abdullah, who was claiming to be a resident of Tarini slum of VSS Nagar area in Bhubaneswar, had submitted forged documents to obtain the passport. While a well-oiled racket has been running at Jajpur and Bhubaneswar which is involved in forging documents for dubious passport applicants, the Twin City Police has intensified operation to nab the kingpins based in Kolkata and Bangaon on India-Bangladesh border. Last month, nine persons including five illegal immigrants from Bangladesh were arrested by the police on similar charges.


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