Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Passengers holding Nepalese passports might now have to carry an authorization letter from the Nepalese embassy to prove that their passport is genuine, if they are travelling through Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). The arrest of five girls with fake Nepalese passports from Delhi airport has prompted Delhi Police to ask Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to take necessary action to stop trafficking of Nepalese girls to gulf countries through India. Sources in Delhi Police said that agents are now using India as transit point by sending girls to gulf countries on fake Nepalese passports.… Delhi Police arrested five girls, all aged between 20-25, who were trying to travel to Jeddah on fake passports. The girls were scheduled to travel with AI 991. "During interrogation they revealed that they had given R80,000 to agents who arranged passport for them. The photographs pasted on bio-data page [were] replaced with original ones," the officer added.