A 24-year-old woman from Gujarat was recently deported from Canada for allegedly travelling on a fake Indian passport. She has been arrested by local police who are interrogating her to find out how she committed the crime, and who aided her.
According to the Sahar police, the accused, identified as one Komelben Dabgar, is a native of Mehsana, Gujarat. She left for Canada on May 5 from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Andheri (East). She used a student visa and a fake Indian passport, and somehow managed to cheat the authorities at the Indian airport.
She went to Canada via Paris. However, she was detained by the immigration authorities in Canada, who nailed her lie. Her fingerprints were checked, and did not match with the fingerprints on her passport.
She was deported back to India on May 8. The immigration officials at the CST International Airport then lodged an FIR against her with the Sahar police, under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for cheating and forgery.
She was produced before a magistrate court and remanded to police custody for five days for further probe. The Sahar police investigating the case said that the woman had affixed her photograph on the photograph of another woman to whom the passport belonged.
When asked why she did not use her real passport, a police source said, “Usually people travelling on fake passport have no intentions of returning to India.”