Mumbai, September 28:  A 22-year-old man from Surat was arrested at the Mumbai International Airport on Monday while attempting to board a flight to the UK after the authorities discovered a spelling error in the name of the university mentioned on his counterfeit Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) marksheet during an immigration check. The youth, identified as Jenil Kankotiya, had applied for a student visa and stated that he intended to pursue a master’s degree in business management.

According to the Times of India report, Kankotiya was nabbed around 3 a.m. by special branch constable Satyendra Singh. According to a police officer from the Sahar police station, the authorities are currently searching for an agent named Rahul, who assisted Kankotiya in obtaining the counterfeit marksheet. The agent allegedly charged Rs 90,000 for the fake document, which was presented as being issued by Savitribal Phule University (Pune). Mumbai Airport Receives Hoax Call Claiming Bomb in ‘Blue Bag’ Inside Premises; Police Launches Manhunt for Caller.

The report said that Kankotiya was planning to travel to the UK via Istanbul. However, he was caught by the police at the Mumbai International Airport. During questioning, it was discovered that Kankotiya had dropped out of college and intended to go to the UK in pursuit of employment. Mumbai Private Jet Accident Video: Aircraft Carrying Eight Skids Off Due To Bad Weather, No Casualties Reported.

Earlier in June, two persons were apprehended by immigration officials at the international airport for attempting to travel using fake documents. The duo had acquired passports by submitting fraudulent paperwork and had misrepresented their ages with the intention of securing employment in Gulf countries. One of the passengers, SS Shaikh from Murshidabad, West Bengal, presented his passport, Qatar visa documents, boarding pass, and flight ticket at the immigration counter. The officials noticed a discrepancy between the age stated in his passport and his physical appearance. During questioning, Shaikh admitted that he had submitted forged documents as he desired to work in the Gulf country last year when he was below 21 years of age.

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