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Man arrested for using forged letters of Swaraj for helicopter tickets to Vaishno Devi

india Updated: Jul 15, 2017 16:48 IST
Press Trust of India
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delivering her keynote address on ASEAN-India partnership in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

A man has been arrested for allegedly using forged letters of External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to get heli-tickets to the Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, police said in Jammu on Saturday.

The accused, Sandeep, sold these tickets in the black market in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

“Police has solved the forgery case regarding selling of heli-tickets to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in black market. The accused acquired these tickets through the quota based on forged letters of the office of Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs,” a senior police officer said.

A case was registered against Sandeep at Katra police station.

SSP Reasi had constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by Sumir Kotwal, Additional SP Katra, to probe the matter.

First Published: Jul 15, 2017 16:48 IST