New Delhi: A 38-year-old man was arrested here after he allegedly tried to board a London-bound flight, along with his family, with “forged visas”, police said today.
The incident took place yesterday at the IGI Airport. The man, identified as Suraj, hails from Afghanistan, but possesses an Indian passport. He lives in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area with his wife and three children, aged between seven and 12 years, police said.
The family had got clearance from the immigration staff at the airport, but they were stopped while they were about to board the flight and inspection of their visas, made the airlines’ staff suspicious about them.
“They were taken back to the immigration department and the police were informed, following which the man, his wife and three children, were all stopped.
“Then their visas were sent to the UK High Commission’s office for verification, which turned out to be forged,” DCP (IGI Airport) D K Gupta said, adding, Suraj, who allegedly got the visas done for his family, was then “arrested”.
During interrogation, Suraj told the police that he was helped by one Hafeez in procuring the forged visa documents, with which they were about to migrate to the UK, police said.
The tickets to London were booked by Suraj’s associate who lives there. Meanwhile, a police team is searching for Hafeez and investigation is underway, police added.