12 Held at IGI Airport for Visa Fraud


New Delhi: A dozen were held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi today for allegedly traveling on fraudulent visas to Abu Dhabi.Officials said the incident occurred around 3:00 am at terminal-3 of the airport when intelligence department detected this dozen in migration area.

They said further interrogation of Mr Ansari revealed that he was traveling on a tourist visa to Abu Dhabi. CISF and immigration officials subsequently asked him to produce the return ticket, as required in case of a tourist Visa, upon which he produced an Air India ticket of October 20.

It was later disclosed that Mr Ansari was part of a 12-member group which was also traveling to Abu Dhabi in the same manner and he was helped by them to cross over the immigration channel as this was his first time.

“All the 12 passengers had manipulated their visa in order to avoid the formalities of obtaining Protection of Emigrants and took an easy route to fly on tourist visa.” the CISF said. Officials said all the dozen people have been handed over to immigration authorities who are probing the matter further.

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