Delhi police have recovered three i-pads from the agents who were arrested on Friday for running a global human trafficking racket.
The gang was busted after the customs recovered a bag with 105 passports at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Sources in Delhi police said the i-pads contain details of over 1,000 passengers who were illegally sent to the US in the past two years."We have sent the i-pads to a forensic lab in Hyderabad. The gang used to communicate through mails and were using the i-pads. The details collected from the tablets will be given to the Ministry for External Affairs (MoEA), who will hand over the information to US home department to identify those who have entered their country illegally," a senior police officer said.
Sawan Rajnikant Trivedi, who was acting as a carrier for other agents because he had a 10-year visa, was the most technologically savvy among all of them.
The investigation also revealed that Trivedi used to take passengers to US who posed as his relatives.
"During the investigation, the Mumbai passport office told us that Trivedi is married and has recently taken his wife to the US. But as per our information, he is unmarried. Further investigation revealed that a few months ago he had taken a woman to the US posing as his wife," the officer added.
Trivedi has travelled to the US six times in the last two years and every time he was accompanied by a passenger. On the basis of information provided by Trivedi, Guramrit Pal Singh Multani, Shashi Kiran Reddy and Surjeet Kumar were arrested from Patel Nagar, where they were planning to hold a meeting.
Police said it was Trivedi who had forgotten the baggage at Delhi airport and was called by other agents in Delhi.
"We had already issued a LOC on the name of Sawan Rajnikant Trivedi and his accomplices had informed him about it," a senior police officer said.
So far the investigation has revealed that 84 passports were issued from Ahmedabad, 16 from Jalandhar, two from Chandigarh, one each from Surat, Dubai and Brussels. Also most of the passengers had left India from Delhi Airport to Guatemala obtaining 'On Arrival Visa'.
Most of them travelled in July 2010 to December 2010 using Qatar, Emirates and Turkish Airways.