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Man held for travelling with fake passport from Ahmedabad International Airport

The accused has been identified as Roman Francis, 64, a resident of Mumbai.

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The immigration officers arrested a 64-year-old man possessing a fake passport, from the Sardar Patel International Airport on Monday. 

Investigation revealed that the accused had made the fake passport after his original passport was seized by a bank in Oman for not paying a due loan amount. 

The accused has been identified as Roman Francis, 64, a resident of Mumbai. According to a police officer, Francis boarded a SpiceJet flight from Oman and landed at the Ahmedabad International Airport. 

During the security check, he was nabbed by an immigration officer after he was found travelling with a fake passport. He was later handed over to the Airport Police Station for interrogation. 

Francis was running a business in Oman which faced huge losses. He had secured a loan from a local bank, which he couldn’t pay. The bank then seized his original passport, which he could only get back once his dues were paid. 

Not in the position to pay the dues, Francis used someone else’s passport and attacked his photo to it. The police have lodged a case under IPC sections  467, 468, 471, 120(b) and under the Indian Passport section 12.

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