Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2:
A day after a Bangladeshi national was arrested for allegedly forging documents to obtain an Indian passport, local police today detained six Bangladeshi citizens in Odisha capital for possessing fake passports.
The six Bangladeshi nationals have been detained by Nayapalli police on suspicion of possessing fake passports. The local police are interrogating them to ascertain the truth, sources said.
Yesterday, a Bangladeshi youth identified as Sheikh Abdullah was detained by Nayapalli police after the Regional Passport Office officials reported to the local police about the applicant getting the passport after furnishing forged voter identity card.
Abdullah had come to the passport office here for a police clearance certificate (PCC) to travel to Kuwait. But, the officials grew suspicious during verification.
During interrogation, police found that Abdullah, who was claiming to be a resident of Tarini slum under VSS Nagar area in the city, had provided forged documents to obtain the passport.
Notably, the regional office had issued him the Indian passport to Abdullah last November.
Earlier on January 20 this year, seven persons, including Bangladeshis, were arrested for their complicity in obtaining Indian passport with the help of fake documents. Police had rounded up a Bangladeshi applicant from the passport office here and six of his accomplices from Jajpur.