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Man arrested for obtaining passport under another name

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 30-year-old man who was allegedly trying to leave the country after obtaining in a his new name which hadn't been officially changed was arrested in district of Saturday.

was arrested at Udgir by the Anti-Terror Cell of police, an said Sunday.

He had allegedly obtained with the name 'Adam'.

He had converted to in 2010 and took the new name, but as required under the law, he did not notify the change through a government gazette, the said.

To get the passport, he allegedly provided documents such as PAN card and Aadhar card which bore his new name.

As the name on the application was not his original name, local police submitted adverse inquiry report, but Bhuyekar still managed to obtain passport through an agent, he said.

A native of district in Telangana, Bhuyekar moved to Udgir a few years ago and embraced Islam, the said. He later married a Muslim woman.

He allegedly told police that he wanted to visit Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage.

A case was registered against him under the Passport Act and also for forgery and cheating under the IPC.

"We are investigating why he did not change his name through government gazette and whether he was in touch with any foreign national," the official added.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:20 IST