Bhubaneswar: A Bangladeshi national was arrested today for allegedly attempting to secure a passport by producing forged documents to the Regional Passport Office (RPO) here, police said.
The man identified as Md Basir was booked after the officials of the RPO found mismatch in his identification proof.
As Basir’s application for passport was rejected, he made a scene at the passport office. Following this, he was detained and subsequently arrested.
Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said, “We are trying to find out from where he got the documents and for how many days he has been staying here. He is being interrogated.”
Basir’s voter’s identity card had a number which was allotted to a woman in Jajpur district, said an official at the RPO.
The RPO officials’ suspicion grew during document verification. The doubts deepened when the applicant was unable to speak neither Odia nor Hindi.
He also could not remember the residence address mentioned in his school leaving certificate (SLC) and the voter ID card.