Tibetan Travel Agent Arrested for Selling Fake Passports

A Tibetan travel agent has been arrested for selling fake passports from New Delhi by the Indian police on Monday. The travel agent was arrested in regard to a case filed seven months ago where is accused of selling two fake passports with a promise to help them reach Paris according to the report in Times of India on Friday.

“The police on Monday arrested a 39-year-old Tibetan wanted in a seven-month-old case where he collected Rs 1 lakh each from two persons and promised to help them reach Paris.” said the report in the Times of India.

The accused Yolmu Thashi as identified by the TOI report has been arrested for providing two fake Malaysian passports for two people last year. The two using the fake passports purchased from the accused were arrested when they tried to leave India on August 29 last year. Their arrest led to the disclosure of the travel agent who provided the fake passports.

After the two were handed over to the police, Yolmu went into hiding and the police finally arrested the accused after seven month’s time of hide and seek.

“Their passports were found to be fake … and the Malaysian passports on which they was planning to fly had been issued in the name of some other persons from that country,” an officer from the Sahar police station said according to the TOI report. “During the probe they confessed to getting the passport from an agent they met in New Delhi in 2016.”

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4 thoughts on “Tibetan Travel Agent Arrested for Selling Fake Passports

  • March 16, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Tashi delek,

    I would like to raise a point here.
    If his name is Yolmu Thasi, thats not tibetan. He seem to be from Yolmo and thasi seem to be their attempt to spell Tashi.

    A journel such as yours should atleast do a background check before reporting him as an tibetan. If he is a tibetan, then he should be mentioned with details of his residence as a mark of thorough check up.

    • March 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Well said, the editor or whosoever, needs to do a thorough reality check before publishing a piece of news and most importantly the journal should respond to questions and doubts….
      I see that you are making mistakes… repeatedly.

      Thank you

  • March 16, 2018 at 10:06 am

    The Yolmo people are an indigenous people of the Eastern Himalayan Region. They refer to themselves as the “Yolmopa”,[1] and are native residents of the Helambu and Melamchi valleys (situated over 43.4 kilometres/27 miles and 44.1 kilometres/27.4 miles to the north of Kathmandu respectively) and the surrounding regions of northeastern Nepal. The combined population of Yolmos in these regions is close to 10,000. They also have sizeable communities in Bhutan Darjeeling and Sikkim. They are among the 59 indigenous groups officially recognized by the Government of Nepal as having a distinct cultural identity[1] and are also listed as one of the 645 Scheduled Tribes

    The Yolmo people speak the Yolmo language of the Kyirong-Kagate branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Accordingly, it has a high lexical similarity to Tibetan, although the two languages are not completely mutually intelligible. They are traditionally known to wear the bakhu, which shares many stylistic cues with the chuba, the traditional attire of the Tibetans.[2] However, a large number of Yolmos native to Nepal, notably from Tarkeghyang, Milimchim Gaon, Shermathang, Dhana, Sarkathali among others, prefer to wear the daura-suruwal, the national attire of Nepal.””

  • March 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Can you write the exact name of the travel agency?! Why do you say Tibetan Travel Agency?! Not all of them are fraud and this vague report is defaming all the tibetan travel agency’s name.


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