Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sri Lankan national caught at Delhi airport for travelling on fake documents

Press Trust Of India | Updated: January 16, 2013 19:48 IST
New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested on Wednesday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi for allegedly trying to travel on fake passport and other travel documents, setting security agencies on a trail of suspected conmen.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), acting on an tip off, apprehended the foreign national identified as one Marvin (24) at about 0100 hours after he had allegedly received the fake documents from one Subramanyam Thavas in a wash room in the Terminal-3 of the airport.

On suspicion, the passenger carrying travelling documents in the name of Subramanyam Thavas was stopped in the international security hold area and he was thoroughly interrogated.
Simultaneously CCTV footage was also observed by our surveillance and intelligence teams.

"After detailed questioning, the said passenger revealed his actual name as Marvin, a businessman from Sri Lanka, who was given fake travelling documents to travel to Paris in the toilet by an agent named Subramanyam Thavas from Chennai," CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.
The CISF found out that while Marvin secured a domestic ticket to Mumbai, Thavas got an Air France ticket for Paris from the respective designated counters located at the T3 and later exchanged the documents inside a toilet.
While Thavas flew off to Mumbai, the CISF caught Marvin and handed him over to airport police which arrested him under various charges of cheating and travelling on false documents (sections of IPC) including provisions of the Foreigners Act, Singh said.

"Marvin was carrying French Passport No 068Z68234 in the name of Subramanyam Thavas but the photo of Marvin was affixed on the passport which was valid upto August 14, 2018," he said.
The airport police and the CISF are now on the look out for the people who indulge int illegal act of forging vital documents like passport even as security agencies in Mumbai have been alerted to nab Thavas.