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Human trafficking: Airline employee, policeman chargesheeted

First published: November 26, 2012, 7:35 PM IST | Updated: November 26, 2012
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Human trafficking: Airline employee, policeman chargesheeted
The fraud was detected after a woman travelling on Jet Airways flight to Toronto was deported as she was found traveling on a fake passport.

New Delhi: A Jet Airways employee, a Delhi police officer and an immigration officer have been chargesheeted for allegedly running a "human trafficking" racket. The Special Cell of police filed the chargesheet in a court against Immigration officer Chaman Azhar, Jet Airways staff Manoj Sarpal and police sub-inspector Naveen Chandra alias Rajiv, indicting them for allegedly facilitating travel of passengers on forged passports and immigration stamps.

The three have been accused of committing offences of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence under the Indian Penal Code and also offences under the Passports Act.

In its chargesheet filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Parkash, the Special Cell said the fraud was detected after a woman Navdeep Kaur, also an accused in the case, travelling on Jet Airways flight to Toronto was deported from Brussels as she was found traveling on a fake passport.

Kaur was travelling on a passport issued in the name of one Asha Panigrahi, who told police during questioning that the fake passport was arranged by one Manveer, who had met her at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib and proposed that he could arrange the passport for her for Rs 6 lakh.

The chargesheet said on March 28, 2011, Manveer dropped her at IGI Airport where Manoj contacted her, gave her a passport in the name of Asha Panigrahi, carrying a Jet Airways security sticker and also a boarding pass.

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