Kulwinder Sandhu, Tribune News Service
Moga, October 22. A special investigation team probing the infamous Moga passport scandal of 2008, nabbed one more person from the Amritsar international airport on Friday night.
He was deported by immigration officials of the UK after they found him guilty of making a fake Indian passport. Tejinder Singh, ASI, said the UK authorities arrested him a few weeks ago. “Three members of the UK immigration authority came with the alleged accused to hand him over to the Punjab police for initiating a criminal case against him,” he said.
The youth has been identified as Jaspreet Singh, son of Balwinder Singh, of Dharam Singh Wala village of Dharamkot subdivision in Moga. He went to the UK in 1993, from where he tried to go to Canada in 2005 on fake documents and was thus deported to the UK where he landed up in jail for nine months.
During interrogation, he revealed that while he was in the UK in 2007, he managed to get another passport in India on a fake address by fraudulent means through local contacts. On this passport, he again tried to go to Canada in 2007, but was again deported to the UK. A criminal case was registered by the UK police against him. After a few months, he got bail from the court.
Meanwhile, the UK immigration authorities sent a verification note to the Indian authorities for seeking his national status, which was verified and sent by the intelligence authorities of Moga to the UK authorities. After his nationality was established, he was deported yesterday.
While Jaspreet Singh was in the UK in 2007, he managed to get another passport in India
The second passport had a fake address and was obtained by fraudulent means
On this passport, he again tried to go to Canada in 2007 but was again deported to the UK
Criminal case registered by the UK police against him