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Woman held at IGIA for travelling on fake passport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A woman has been arrested at the International Airport here for trying to fly to Moscow on a forged passport.

Officials said the incident occurred on May 22 when a couple identified as B Sachdeva and his wife S Sachdeva arrived at the terminal-III of the IGIA at about 4:AM to travel to Moscow.

Acting on a tip-off, personnel intercepted the duo in the immigration area and found that the woman had a fake passport and had affixed a fake immigration stamp on it.

A joint interrogation was later carried out by and immigration authorities and officials said while the man had bonafide travel documents, the women had a forged passport.

"The duo has been handed over to Police which has arrested them," a senior officer said.

In a separate incident at the IGIA yesterday, the apprehended an alleged tout identified as Sanjay from the international arrival area of terminal-III.

"Sanjay, a resident of Najafgarh, was luring foreign passengers with assurance of cheap taxis and hotels. He along with his vehicle has been handed over to Police which arrested him under relevant sections of the IPC," the officer said.

First Published: Tue, May 24 2016. 21:48 IST