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Lankan detained for using fake Indian passport

Immigration officials on Monday detained a Sri Lankan national, who had been deported from Dubai, for allegedly travelling on a fake Indian passport.



Kochi: Immigration officials at the airport
here on Monday detained a Sri Lankan national, who had been
deported from Dubai, for allegedly travelling on a fake Indian
passport.

30-year-old Vasanthan left for Dubai en route to Paris via
Kochi yesterday with a passport having a false address,
airport sources said.

Immigration authorities in Dubai questioned the man, who
confessed of belonging to Jaffna in Sri Lanka.

He held a passport in the name of Palanivelu, which was
issued from the Chennai Passport Office, the sources said.

The detainee said he reached Chennai as a refugee during
the internal strife in the island nation and managed to get a
passport in the name of Palanivelu and left for Paris with it.

Vasanthan has been handed over to the police and
investigations were on to find out if he has any LTTE
connection, the security agency said.

Cases will be filed against him for violation of Passport
Act, impersonation and cheating, police said.

PTI

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