Two gangs involved in fake passports apprehended

KARACHI: Deputy Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ishfaq Alam claimed on Monday to have apprehended two gangs of criminals involved in making fake passports, currency. He also claimed recovering fake currencies, passports and visas along with making materials from their possession.

Addressing a press conference at FIA Centre Saddar, he said on 22 January 2015, a raid was conducted by FIA team in which accused Mairaj Alam Siddiqui, son of Musarat Ali Siddiqui, was arrested and a number of fake documents were recovered from him.

He said that they also received information that accused was involved in sending intending emigrants to Australia on the pretext of providing them employments on commercial ships, on the basis of fake documents, against payment of huge amounts i.e. Rs 500,000.

It has further been transpired that he had extorted Rs 50,000 to 350,000 (as advance) from intending emigrants on the same pretext, he said.

FIA DD: “On receipt of credible information, during the night of 7 February 2015, accused Nadeem Anwar Khan son of Abdul Waheed Khan was arrested and 50 Pakistani passports, including blank booklets of passports, toned page of passports, 95 blank (forged) Iranian visa stickers, laminations used in Pak passports (date page) as well as fake Pak currency were recovered from his possession.

Alam: “Accused Nadeem in connivance with his associates, Haji Mohammad Amin, Rashid Anwar Khan and others were involved in providing fake Iranian visas to illegal emigrants, proceeding Turkey and Greece visa Iran by illegal means.”

He said: “Accused Nadeem and others are notorious agents. The accused is also involved in absconding in two cases of FIA AHTC Karachi.”

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