Tibetan travel agent arrested for selling fake Malaysian passport

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 17: A Tibetan travel agent was arrested on Monday for selling fake passports to two Tibetans after being on the run for seven months, according to media reports.

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“The police on Monday arrested a 39-year-old Tibetan wanted in a seven-month-old case where he collected Rs 1 lakh each from two persons and promised to help them reach Paris,” reports the Times of India. 

Yolmu Tashi, a 39-year-old Tibetan travel agent was arrested by police from Delhi. The travel agent had reportedly been hiding after taking the money and providing fake Malaysian passports and visas to Kunchok Wangdoo 38 and Tsering Dolkar 31.

The two Tibetans wanted to settle in Europe but were arrested by Sahar police at Mumbai Airport on August 29, 2017, for forging their passport and trying to illegally flee to France by taking an international flight with the help of a Tibetan travel agent. They were charged with sections 465, 468, 471, 419, 420 and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“Their passports were found to be fake … and the Malaysian passports on which they were planning to fly had been issued in the name of some other persons from that country,” an officer from the Sahar police station was quoted as saying in the report.

The duo had confessed to getting the fake passport from Yolmu Tashi during the probe.

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