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Bangladeshi National Arrested For Buying Fake Indian Passport

The Indian Passport and Aadhaar card seized from him states his identity as Jabbar Shak, 39, resident of Nadia district in West Bengal.

Bangladeshi National Arrested For Buying Fake Indian Passport

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: A 43-year-old Bangladeshi national was apprehended at the Lucknow airport for buying a fake Indian passport for Rs 1 lakh and a fake Aadhaar card for Rs 10,000 to migrate to the Middle East in search of livelihood.

He was arrested after returning from Sharjah. Instead of taking a direct flight to Kolkata, he opted for a connecting flight via Lucknow, which caught the attention of an immigration officer.

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Abdul Zabbar, who originally hails from Bangladesh's Pabna district.

However, the Indian Passport and Aadhaar card seized from him states his identity as Jabbar Shak, 39, resident of Nadia district in West Bengal.

"When I questioned him on why he did not book a direct flight for Kolkata from Sharjah instead of landing at Lucknow, the accused could not give a satisfactory answer. He was interrogated and confessed that he was a Bangladeshi national and had bought an Indian passport for Rs 1 lakh and Aadhaar for Rs 10,000 from a man in West Bengal," said an official.

"Touts in Bangladesh had demanded 4 lakh taka which he could not afford, so he went for a cheaper alternative — the Indian passport. He was a labourer in Sharjah and was heading home (Bangladesh). After alighting at Kolkata airport, Zabbar was supposed to cross the border in the night."

Zabbar has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

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