Punjabi held with fake travel seals at KIA

Punjabi held with fake travel seals at KIA

A 26-year-old Punjabi was held with a passport containing fake seals and fictitious travel details to Malaysia.

The Bureau of Immigration (BoI) officials at the Kempegowda International Airport arrested a 26-year-old Punjabi man with a passport containing fake seals and fictitious travel details to Malaysia.

Jaswant Singh, a native of Khurd village in Malerkotla tehsil of Punjab's Sangrur district, flew into KIA from Malaysia.

The police said immigration officials apprehended Singh on the intervening night of March 1 and 2.

Officials noticed Singh behaving suspiciously following immigration clearances. While scrutinising his passport, they noticed he had a Delhi clearance seal to go to Malaysia on January 5.

The passport also showed clearance seals on January 18 as he returned from Malaysia and left for the same destination on January 21. Immigration officials checked with their Delhi counterparts, who verified Singh's passport number and confirmed that he did not undertake the journeys to Malaysia.

Singh confessed to officials during interrogation that a Punjabi passport agent Gurjan Singh got the fake immigration seals on his passport with a Malaysian employment pass valid from February 1, 2018 to March 24, 2019.

Officials handed Singh to the international airport police, who booked him for cheating and other sections under the Passport Act. "He'll be handed over to the Punjab police, who’ll investigate the case since, according to the passport holder, the offence has happened in Punjab," a senior police official said.