Nepali woman arrested for forged travel documents

Nepali woman arrested for forged travel documents

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Immigration officials at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) intercepted a 34-year-old Nepali woman while she was trying to board a Sharjah-bound flight with fake travel documents in the early hours of Sunday.

According to the officials, Sita had submitted her travel documents for clearance at the Bureau of Immigration.

The documents included a permission letter from the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi for a three-month visiting visa for UAE. During verification, the officials found that the letter had a spelling mistake. The word Embassy was spelled as ‘Emnassy’.

Upon further verification, the officials found that the reference number along with the signature of the secretary of the Embassy of Nepal was forged.

On questioning it was revealed that she ran a fruit shop in Nepal and wanted to visit UAE to look for a job.

She claimed that she had approached the Embassy of Nepal and obtained the required documents. Sita told the police that she has studied only until the fifth standard and did not know the spelling. The police have also written a letter to the embassy officials seeking clarification on the permission letter.

A resident of Palpa from Nepal, the accused Sita Sinjali was booked for forgery and cheating.

She was produced before a magistrate and has been remanded to judicial custody, the police said.