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Man who settled in US using fake passport held in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A 55-year-old man, who had allegedly obtained a to gain entry into in the 1990s and later settled in that country, was arrested here today, a said.

The accused, Aamir Ali Khairani, who came to on April 24, was arrested following a tip-off, police said.

"Khairani, who hails from Indore, had obtained a fake passport from through an agent using forged documents in the name of Rajesh Agrawal," Amarendar Singh, of Police (ASP) of Crime Branch, told reporters.

"On the basis of that fake passport, he entered in the 1990s to work in Texas, where he later settled down," he added.

According to Singh, during his interrogation the accused told them that he has become a US citizen.

"Police are investigating that...We are also contacting the as well as from where he fraudulently obtained the fake passport," Singh said.

After settling down in the US, Khairani visited four to five times. During these visits he met his relatives in Surat, Ahmedabad and Anand in Gujarat, the said.

Khairani had married a daughter of a Hyderabad-based in 1986 and later went to the US with his "His had been living in before that," the ASP said.

Police suspect that Khairani went to the US with the help of a human-trafficking gang.

Further investigation is on, he said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 17:55 IST