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TN  police commence probe after Bangladesh citizen arrested with a fake passport 

- June 26, 2022

Chennai, June 26( IANS)

Tamil Nadu special police team has commenced a probe on a fake passport network in state after a Bangladesh citizen was arrested in Chennai with a fake passport on Friday. A special team is constituted by the Tamil Nadu police to ascertain whether more foreign nationals are in the state and getting fake passports.

Police team had arrested a Bangladesh citizen and a travel agent from Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) after they were found in suspicious condition.

On questioning, they revealed their names as Ramjan Hussain of Bangladesh and Giridharan of Chennai.

Ramjan, according to police had reached Chennai nine months ago and was working In a tea stall. He paid Rs 10,000 for a fake passport to Giridhar after getting Aadhar and PAN Cards from another source. 

While the duo told the police that they don’t have any accomplices in this, the special team is probing all angles as to whether Ramjan was the only person who got a fake passport through Giridhar or whether more such incidents had taken place. 

It may be noted that there were intelligence reports on several Islamist groups trying to set up base in Tamil Nadu and the special team will be probing that angle also.

Sources in the police told BPNS that they have kept a vigil on several travel agencies in Chennai , Madurai, Tiruchi, and Coimbatore on whether they are involved in fake passport rackets.