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Sri Lankan arrested with forged passport

world Updated: Jan 27, 2011 14:33 IST

A Sri Lankan national who was scheduled to board a London-bound flight was held allegedly with forged passport during immigration check at Sanganer airport here, officials said today.

"During the immigration check yesterday, we found the passport of one passenger Mathiyalan Muthu forged. Muthu had affixed his photograph to some other's passport and was schedule to board London-bound Oman Air's flight WY-272," Additional SP Immigration, Kalyanmal said.

Muthu, who was handed over to Sanganer police, confessed during interrogation that he managed to sneak into India from Srilanka four years ago and had planned to go to London from here.