135 Covering Sikhs, Hindus acquired Indian passports illegally
7 Hindu and Sikh Afghan refugees staying in India on lasting visas for virtually 20 years have actually been detained by the Punjab authorities over the past two months for obtaining Indian passports on phony qualifications. They were apprehended from different airports in the nation just before they were to capture trips to various European destinations.
Police examination have actually until now mapped 135 such passports provided to Afghan Hindus and Sikhs from the regional passport workplace (RPO) in Jalandhar as well as issued hunt notices for every one of them. Cops authorities informed TOI that 12 such Afghan residents may already have actually left the country.
On July 4 four members of a Hindu family were detained from the Bangalore flight terminal when they will fly to France. The head of the household, Tek Chand-whose wife, son and daughter-in-law were also arrested- said his five brothers were currently cleared up in France and neighbouring countries, and he wished to join them.
Police investigations disclosed Tirath Ram was taking Rs 20,000 for each police verification record for a passport. 3 postmen, who are also thought to have been entailed in the fraud, have been arrested. A Delhi-based agent apparently utilized to charge Rs 1 lakh from each candidate.