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TN ‘Q’ branch police to submit charge-sheet in fake passport to Srilankans soon

- July 24, 2022

Chennai, July 24 (BPNS)

The elite ‘Q’ branch police of the Tamil Nadu police will soon submit a charge sheet to 41 persons including policemen in the Madurai fake passport scam case involving Sri Lankan nationals.

Tamil Nadu police had registered a case under sections 120(b), 420,465,468, and 471 of IPC and Section 12(A)(a), 12(IA) (B), and Section 12 (a) of the passport act against four individuals.

Former Madurai Assistant commissioner of Police, I.S. Sivakumar, Inspector Ilavarasu, head constable Kanthasamy, and constables Kaviarasu, and Anand are the cops who are being charge-sheeted in the case related to the fake passport scam.

Tamil Nadu police booked some Sri Lankan nationals on September 28, 2019, after being caught while trying to leave India using fake passports. The case was transferred to the elite ‘Q’ branch of the Tamil Nadu police which conducted raids and 124 passports were impounded.

Police arrested four travel agents and traced 51 persons who had earlier obtained passports from them. Cases were registered against Sri Lankan nationals and ‘Q’ branch conducted searches and raids at several places and interrogated many people connected with the fake passports.

It may be recalled that the BJP state president K. Annamalai has been relentlessly calling for the suspension of state Additional Director General of Police, Davidson Devasirwadam in the fake passport case. The BJP chief has already written a letter to the state Governor, R.N. Ravi to suspend him as this was a matter of ‘Serious implications to National security.”

Annamalai in a tweet has said,” More than 200 fake passports were issued during the tenure of Mr. Davidson Devasirwadam as Commissioner in Madurai.”