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Saharanpur cops to conduct passport verification drive

This comes after UP’s Anti Terrorist Squad arrested Abdullah, a Bangladeshi national, in August for allegedly preparing fake identity cards

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |
October 30, 2017 1:56:04 am
fake passport, passport verification, saharanpur passport verification, saharanpur, indian express, india news This comes after UP’s Anti Terrorist Squad arrested Abdullah, a Bangladeshi national, in August for allegedly preparing fake identity cards, especially for those from his country, and helping them with safe hideouts in India.

The Saharanpur Police will conduct a drive to verify details of passport holders in Deoband and other areas of the city where a large population of those from outside the district have settled. This comes after UP’s Anti Terrorist Squad arrested Abdullah, a Bangladeshi national, in August for allegedly preparing fake identity cards, especially for those from his country, and helping them with safe hideouts in India. Abdullah is also accused of being a member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a militant outfit.

“Keeping in mind several incidents, direction is issued to conduct address verification of passports holders residing in six different police station areas, including Deoband. These are areas where several people from outside Saharanpur district have settled. Police team of concerned police station will assist officials of Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) in the drive, “ said Babloo Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur. An inquiry into Abdullah’s passport is still underway, he added.

Last month, ATS had declared a Rs 25,000 reward on of Abdullah’s associates Tauhid Ur Rehman alias Fazar Ali, who was staying in Saharanpur before he went underground. The name of Fazar, a resident of Bangladesh, came up when they questioned Abdullah. Police claims to have recovered several fake identity cards from the place where Fazar was staying.

Moreover, Moradabad police three days back arrested terror suspect Farhan Ahmed Ali with fake driving license from Mughalpura locality of the city. During the search, police found fake driving license, ration card and also a passport, which was prepared on fake documents from the house where Farhan was staying. Farhan is currently in jail.

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