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.”