4 passport staff held for issuing of fake passports

The city police have arrested four passport office employees for allegedly issuing of fake passports to candidates in collusion with the passport agents, here. Based on the information provided during the interrogation by a gang of passport agents arrested in August last year involved in preparing fake voter ID cards and ration cards to facilitate people in obtaining passports under Tatkal scheme, the detective department (CCS) have arrested Jambla Karunaker, Subodh kumar, Narla Siva Ram Prasad alias NSR Prasad and K. David yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) PJ Victor said in a release here today, All the accused were sent to Judicial custody today.

During the investigation from the evidence collected, it is well established that, some of the application receiving counter staff, of Passport office in Hyderabad having colluded with the Passport agents, had telephonic conversation with passport agents, and accepted the Tatkal Passport forms of candidates without candidate personal appearance before Passport counter, which is mandatory and abetted passport agents in preparing files for obtaining passports under Tatkal Scheme with fake voter I.D. Proofs, the release added.