A day after UK-based NRI Avtar Singh was arrested in the 2008 passport racket, special investigation cell (SIC) of Punjab police nabbed a woman Nachhattar Ghai of Nawanshahr from Guru Ram Dass international airport in Amritsar on Friday morning.
Police had issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) to airports throughout India for netting suspects involved in preparing passports on the basis of fake documents with the help of three head constables who were posted in the security branch of Moga police.
Gurmeet Singh Kingra, chief investigation officer of this racket, claimed that Nachhattar Ghai was trying to fly out to London from the Amritsar airport on a fake passport.
"Immigration officials informed Moga police after which assistant investigation officer Tejinder Singh arrested her with a fake passport prepared with a fake address at Dunne Ke village in Moga district," Kingra said.
During the last four years, 83 persons have been arrested by SIC from New Delhi and Amritsar airports, with many suspects still under its scanner.
Police had registered a case against Ghai for alleged fraud. "Ghai had succeeded in getting a visitor visa to United Kingdom. She was trying to fly out with her son to London, when police nabbed her from the airport," said AIO Tejinder Singh.