Fake passports: Two arrested

Govardhan Lal (46)of Rajasthan and Nuku Kannan Basheer (50) of Kerala arrived from Saudi Arabia by Saudi Airlines on Friday. On examination their passports were found fake. They had stuck their own photos over the original photos in the passports, said the police.

Govardhan Lal told police during interrogation that he was working as a Tipper driver at Riyad since four years.

“The owner had not given me salary for some months now and had even confiscated my passport.  I contacted an agent and managed to get a passport”.

Nuku Kannan said “ one year ago I was employed by a bar owner as bar tender at Riyad. The owner seized my passport. He started torturing me after some time.

I tried to escape but was not able to. Finally i contacted an agent and obtained fake passport to come to India.” The police are investigating.

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