Sri Lankan arrested with fake passport, CISF looks at bigger trafficking racket

Jan 17 2013, 01:05 IST
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SummaryA Sri Lankan national was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly carrying a forged passport and other travel documents.

A Sri Lankan national was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly carrying a forged passport and other travel documents. The arrest has set the security agencies on a trail of suspected conmen.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for security inside the airport, was acting on a tip off when the officials apprehended Marvin (24) around 1 am. He received the alleged fake documents from a man he identified as Subramanyam Thavas inside a washroom on Terminal-3.

“The passenger carrying travel documents in the name of Subramanyam Thavas was stopped in the international security hold area and put through thorough questioning. CCTV footage was also observed by our surveillance and intelligence teams. After detailed questioning, the passenger revealed his actual name as Marvin, a businessman from Sri Lanka, who was given the fake travel documents to travel to Paris in the toilet by an agent named Subramanyam Thavas, who is from Chennai,” CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

The CISF found that while Marvin had bought a domestic ticket to Mumbai, Thavas had bought Air France ticket for Paris from the designated counters at T3. They later exchanged the documents inside the toilet, an official said.

Later, Thavas flew to Mumbai, but the CISF caught Marvin and handed him over to airport police. Marvin was arrested him under IPC Sections related to cheating and travelling on false documents and under the Foreigners Act.

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