Gandhinagar, July 13: The Surat unit of the Special Operation Group (SOG) and Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday nabbed a person from Varachha area, alleged to be sending people abroad on fake passports and visas.

Aiding the Gujarat ATS, the Surat unit of the SOG raided the place of one Irfan Aiyub Ishmael Adam in Mota Varachha area of Surat and arrested him.  Lucknow ATS Undertakes Search Operation in Kakori

The ATS found copies of duplicate passports of Nepal, Armenia, Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, Canada, the USA, Peru and Nigeria from his home. On inquiry, he confessed to providing bogus passports to many persons from various passport offices in Thane, Mumbai and Delhi.

The ATS, from his WhatsApp chats, found that he had good contacts at airports and had provisioned travels of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, from Pakistan to countries like South Africa, Canada, USA and Europe.

The ATS also found that he was earlier arrested five times for seven different crimes in Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Mumbai and Kolkata, with two arrests pending.

The accused was about to send two Surat women to Canada through various routes after obtaining bogus birth certificates for them.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 13, 2021 06:01 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website