Tiruchirappalli: A Sri Lankan national has
been arrested after his passport was found attested with fake
seals of Chennai and Tiruchirappalli immigration authorities,
police said today.
Police said M Ahsan Mohamed (26) of Kandy district in Sri
Lanka had been in India for over three years after expiry of
his tourist visa.
He had come to the airport here to board a flight to
Colombo on Sunday when immigration officials detained him for
forgery after cross-checking with their Chennai counterparts.
Interrogation revealed that Ahsan Mohamed had come to
Chennai in October 2008 on a three-month tourist visa and
pursued religious studies in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Ahsan failed to seek extension after the expiry of the
Ahsan, who wanted to return to Colombo, had allegedly
sent his passport to his father in Sri Lanka where the forged
seals of Chennai and Tiruchirappalli immigration were stamped
and the document sent back to him along with the visa.
He was later handed over to airport police station.
A case has been registered under the Passport Act and
Foreigners Act, sources said, adding, Ahsan was later remanded
to judicial custody.