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Message started by allinone on 04. Jul 2007 at 13:24

Title: Ripping off NRI - passport scam at Indian airports
Post by allinone on 04. Jul 2007 at 13:24

Attention all NRI at Indian Airports (I got this from a friend in India)

Dear All,

Be Careful At the Indian Airports, This is a well organized conspiracy by Indian Immigration, Police, Customs and Air India staff with

networking at all the Indian International Airports. Be watchful when ever


give your passport to Immigration/ Customs/Air India staff. The pass

port can be easily tampered and can create trouble to you. They have

found easy way of making money from NRIs. This is the way it works:

At the time of the passenger's departure, if the passenger is not

looking at the officer while he is stamping the exit, the officer very

cleverly tears away one of the page from the passport. When the

passenger leaves the immigration counter, the case is reported on his


terminal with full details. Now all over India they have got full

details of the passenger with Red Flag flashing on the Passport number

entered by the departure immigration officer. They have made their money by

doing above. On arrival next time, he is interrogated. Subject to the

passenger's period of stay abroad, his income and standing etc., the

price to get rid of the problem is settled by the Police and Immigration

people. If someone argues, his future is spoiled because there are

always some innocent fellows who think the honesty is the basis of getting

justice in India ...

Please advise every passenger to be careful at the airport. Whenever

they hand over the passport to the counters of Air India , or

immigration or the customs, they must be vigilant, should not remove eyes


the passport even if the officer in front tries to divert their

attention. Also, please pass this information to all friends, media men and

important politicians. Every month 20-30 cases are happening all over

India to rob the NRIs the minute he lands. Similar case has happened with

Aramco's Arifuddin. He was traveling with his family. They had six
passports. They got the visa of America and decided to go via Hyderabad from

Jeddah. They reached Hyderabad. Stayed about a month and left for the

States. When they reached the States, the page of the American visa on

his wife's passport was missing. At the time of departure from

Hyderabad it was there, the whole family had to return to Hyderabad


On arrival at Bombay back, they were caught by the police and

now it is over 2 months, they are running after the Police,

Immigration officers and the Courts. On going in to details with him, he


out the following: One cannot imagine, neither can believe, that the

Indian Immigration dept can play such a nasty game to harass the innocent


All the passengers traveling to & fro India via Bombay and Hyderabad

must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to 20 cases are taking

place, at each mentioned airport, of holding the passengers in the

crime of tearing away the passport pages. On interviewing some of them,

none of them was aware of what had happened. They don't know why, when and

who tore away the page from the middle of the passport. One can imagine

the sufferings of such people at the hands of the immigration, police

and the court procedures in India after that. The number of cases is

increasing in the last 2-3 years. People who are arriving at the

immigration, they are questioned and their passports are being held and they

have to go in interrogations. Obviously, the conspiracy started about 2 to

3 years ago, now the results are coming. Some of the Air India counter

staff too is involved in this conspiracy.




Title: Re: Ripping off NRI - passport scam at Indian airp
Post by gh1295 on 16. Sep 2007 at 15:42

LOL    cue x-files theme tune  ::)

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