Fake Passport Racket In Kolkata, 9 Arrested


Kolkata: Kolkata police have arrested 9 persons including two Bangladeshi nationals from different places of the city and Burdwan for their alleged involvement in operating a fake passport racket.

To provide tourist Visa to youth seeking jobs, was the target of this racket. It was found that many Bangladeshi youth were coming to the city and later going abroad with tourist Visas. Police said one of the key accused, Kartik Naskar who has been arrested opened a passport and Visa office on SN Banerjee road.

Senior police officers divided in two teams raided Ketugram in Burdwan and Ripon Street area and arrested the accused. One of the kingpins, Seikh Jahangir was arrested from a house in Ketugram. In another development, police arrested four persons from a house on Ripon Street.

They are identified as Md Nasirullah, Sanjay Prasad, Seikh Safikullah and Wasim. Cops also arrested two Bangladeshi nationals – Malik Hossain and Mahiruddin Mollah from the office of the organisation. Many fake documents and passports were recovered from the office of the organisation. Few Bangladeshi currency notes were also found in the office.