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Gujarat: Diamond trader held with fake passport

Police said that Ketan Patel, a resident of Borivali in Mumbai, was booked by Dubai police following a complaint by businessman Dhaval Bakshi for cheque bounce.

The Sardarnagar police arrested a 50-year-old diamond trader, Ketan Patel, after he landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad from Dubai allegedly carrying a forged passport, issued in the name of Abdul Razzak Chala.

Police said that Ketan Patel, a resident of Borivali in Mumbai, was booked by Dubai police following a complaint by businessman Dhaval Bakshi for cheque bounce. Patel had issued a cheque of Rs 60 lakh in the name of Bakshi, but it bounced. Following the complaint, a Dubai court ordered to seize Patel’s passport.

Sardarnagar police officials said that Patel contacted a travel agent in Mumbai who arranged a forged passport from another agent based in Muscat.

The Muscat agent pasted photograph of Patel on the passport issued in the name of one Abdul Razzak Chala.

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Patel landed at Ahmedabad airport with the fake passport which was detected by immigration officials. Police said that after Patel was grilled by immigration officials he told the truth.

Sub-inspector L G Kharadi said he got the custody of Patel from mmigration officials early on Tuesday morning. He was produced him before a court, which sent him to jail in judicial custody.