Rohingya man arrested with fake Indian passport

RNS: A Rohingya man (24) from Myanmar was arrested from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly procuring a fake Indian passport and an Aadhaar card to travel to Indonesia from the national capital.

According to the police, Mohammed Faisal had applied for refugee status with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and his application was under consideration. They added that the man was interrogated jointly by the Delhi Police and intelligence bureau officials and that nothing suspicious had been found. An FIR was registered, police added.

According to the police, Faisal arrived at the Delhi airport early Wednesday and headed for his immigration clearance at Counter 35 of the departure wing of Terminal 3.

“Faisal had introduced himself as an Indian passenger and produced Indian passport and Aadhaar card before the immigration officer. However, the officer found some discrepancies in his travel documents. Also, when he was questioned about his trip to Indonesia, his replies were not found satisfactory. After this, all the documents he was carrying were checked, and a copy of a certificate issued by the UNHCR, dated March 20, 2017, was recovered, which established him as a Myanmar national. The documents mentioned his permanent address as Rakhine, Myanmar,” said a police officer.

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