Pune: Pimpri-Chinchwad Police’s Follow-Up Results in Cancellation of 42 Fake Passports of Bangladeshi Citizens, 23 Persons Arrested

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Pimpri Chinchwad, 7th July 2024: In a significant crackdown on illegal immigration, the government of India has canceled 42 passports issued on the basis of forged documents, following successful follow-up actions by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Police. So far, 23 individuals involved in this illegal activity have been arrested.


The Anti-Terrorism Branch of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Police, acting on confidential information, apprehended five Bangladeshis residing illegally in Sainathnagar, Nigdi. During interrogation, the suspects revealed the involvement of an agent who facilitated the issuance of passports using forged documents. Further investigation led to the discovery that a total of 42 passports had been issued to Bangladeshi nationals using false documents.


Assistant Inspector Ambarish Deshmukh of Nigdi Police Station formally requested the Regional Passport Office in Pune to cancel these passports. After verification, the Regional Passport Office issued orders for the cancellation of 42 Indian passports on July 2.


This achievement was accomplished under the guidance of Police Commissioner Vinoy Kumar Choubey, Additional Commissioner Vasant Pardeshi, DCPs Sandeep Doifode, Swapna Gore, and Dr. Shivaji Pawar, with notable efforts from Police Inspector Nitin Landge of the Anti-Terrorism Branch and Assistant Inspector Ambarish Deshmukh.


In addition to the 42 canceled passports, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Anti-Terrorism Branch has uncovered that approximately 65 Bangladeshis had obtained Indian passports through forged documents. The necessary procedures are underway to cancel the remaining passports.


The police have arrested 23 intruders involved in this case, with the details of the arrests as follows:


– Bhosari MIDC: 9

– Nigdi: 5

– Bhosari: 5

– Bhosari MIDC: 4


The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are continuing their efforts to identify and apprehend others involved in this illegal operation.