Gujarati Man Travelled The World Under Fake Identity & A Forged Portuguese Passport!

by Mallika Khurana
Gujarati Man Travelled The World Under Fake Identity & A Forged Portuguese Passport!

A 32-year-old Gujarati man was detained in Mumbai for allegedly using a forged passport.  He travelled to three countries in the past five years. Mujib Hussain Kazi, a native of Gujarat’s Kheda district, has been named as the defendant. Upon being apprehended, Kazi admitted to the police that he had entered the UK in 2010 on a student visa and had been living and working there illegally for a considerable amount of time after the visa had expired.

A Gujarati Man Used A Forged Portuguese Passport

Fake Passport
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He was able to travel to Portugal in 2018 and use an agent to obtain a passport there. He travelled to France and at least three times to India using this passport. The same passport was used to obtain a visa as well. The Sahar Police confirmed that he boarded a flight from Paris, travelled through Doha, and arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday.

At 1.45 pm on Wednesday, Kazi arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, where he was met by immigration officers who flagged his passport.

To prove his identity as Sultan Fakir Mohammed, Kazi presented the immigration official with his Portuguese passport. The officer discovered that Kazi was the subject of a lookout notice after entering his passport number into the system.

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The Man Has Been Charged With Cheating And More

According to the notice, the man obtained the passport by wrong means in 2018 while using a fake identity. His travel records were examined by the police and immigration officials, who discovered that he had visited India once each in 2019 and 2020 and 2022 before returning to London using the same passport.  The Central Bureau of Investigation will carry out the procedure to investigate this prolonged crime. The authorities have also contacted the Portuguese government with respect to the incident.

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In accordance with the pertinent sections of the Indian Penal Code, Kazi has been charged with cheating, forgery, and dishonest use of a forged document as authentic. He is also charged with providing false information to obtain a passport in accordance with the Passport Act of 1937.

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