Hyderabad: Police busted visa tampering racket, 15 agents with constable held

Hyderabad: In the ongoing investigation into the human trafficking, the police arrested 18 persons which include two employees of different airlines and a constable on Wednesday.

Two more head constables with TS and AP are likely to be arrested soon. More than 70 persons were trying to reach Kuwait with tampered visas.

Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjanar, while addressing a press conference on Wednesday said, the 15 agents, who were arrested in connivance with Chevella constable G Madhu, Gulf Airlines team leader Mohammed Mujeeb Khan and former Oman Airlines employee Annapa Reddy Ram Linga Reddy were executing the fraud.

“Constable G Madhu was authorized to issue PCC and he used to issue PCC for ineligible candidates illegally and make money,” said Shamsabad Deputy Commissioner of police, N Prakash Reddy.

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“Mujeeb and Annapa had issued boarding pass to many passengers with visit visa by issuing boarding pass to take a flight to Kuwait without verifying whether they have return ticket or not,” said police.

Police had seized 250 passports, fake visas and rubber stamps, 38 cell phones, 160 PCCs, 6 computers, 5 laptops, 2 printers and 5 lakh cash.

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