Afghan, Nepalese nationals held in immigration case

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New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Delhi Police Wednesday claimed to have busted an international racket by arresting a Nepalese and an Afghani national who allegedly facilitated the immigration of Afghans to foreign countries with fake passports using Combodia and Indonesia as transit points.

Sayed Salem, the Afghan national, and Anand Kumar Subba Limbu, hailing from Nepal, were arrested May 2 from Jangpura Extension in the capital on the basis of specific input, police said.

According to the police, the duo was wanted in immigration cases in Kolkata.

‘On the basis of fake Nepalese passports, they were facilitating the immigration of Afghani nationals to foreign countries using Combodia and Indonesia as transit points,’ a senior police officer said.

The arrests came after Delhi Police received inputs that the Afghan national, residing in Bhogal area here, is allegedly involved in procuring forged Nepalese passports for Afghan nationals.

Salem told his interrogators that he had arranged fake Nepalese passports for six Afghans, who were arrested in Kolkata April 21, the officer added.

‘Kolkata police have been informed about their arrest and further investigation is in progress,’ he added.

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