Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Apr 8: After finding a man guilty of getting fake passport done and trying to go abroad, Dakshina Kannada chief district and sessions court has sentenced him.
The man who was sentenced, was Nasir Hussain (41) from Bantwal Kelapete. He was working in the Gulf region. He had lost his job, but the company for which he worked, had not returned the passport. Therefore, he had returned to India with the help of out pass. After spending a few months here, he tried to go back but he faced problems as he did not have the original passport with him. He later got fake passport done in the address of Basheer from Modankap and tried to go abroad.
When he re ached Mangaluru airport to go abroad on March 18, 2009, the emigration officials found out that the passport was fake. He was taken into custody, handed over to Bajpe station and case was registered. Judge of the first magistrate court had exonerated him when they came up for investigation. An appeal was filed against the judgement in the district chief and sessions court.
Judge of the district court Muraleedhar Pai, found the accused guilty under forgery and violating the Passport Act. He sentenced him to one year simple imprisonment besides levying fine of Rs 1,000. Public prosecutor, Raju Poojary Bannadi, had represented the prosecution.