Mumbai: After two decades, Kerala man returns on forged passport, held
Charuvara is a native of Mallappuram district in Kerala and went to the UAE in 1998 to work as a driver.Updated: Mar 29, 2017 00:51 IST
The Sahar police arrested a 37-year-old man who finally managed to return to Mumbai from Muscat on a fake Indian passport. Moosakutty Charuvara told the police that his employer in the United Arab Emirates had seized his passport and was not letting him return to India.
Charuvara is a native of Mallappuram district in Kerala and went to the UAE in 1998 to work as a driver. When he reached there, his employer took his passport and was instead asked to take care of sheep and goats, suspected the police.
He informed the police he had deposited his original passport as collateral for a Rs5-lakh loan to buy a property at his native place. Despite repeated pleas, the employer refused to hand over Charuvara’s passport. Later, he contacted an agent who got him a fake passport in the name of Shriya Abdulla Mohammad Areef. Issued in 2011, the passport has his photographs, said a police officer.
“Charuvara reached Muscat from UAE by road. From Muscat, he boarded a flight to India. After reaching at the Mumbai airport on March 24, the immigration officials caught him,” added an officer. According to the officer, Charuvara claimed that he wanted to meet his ailing parents, forcing him to travel with the forged passport.