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Maglivam Krithas, a Sri lankan national, was arrested by the bureau of immigration at Dabolim airport for holding a fake Schengen visa while traveling to Paris, France.

The accused has been handed over to Vasco police station. Sources at the airport said that the accused was traveling to Paris on a Schengen visa on Thursday. Sources said that initially it appears the Schengen visa was issued by Spain and the visa was valid from April to June 2013. Sources added, when the accused approached the immigration counter, the immigration officer suspected that it could be a fake visa as the accused did not possess a return ticket.

Upon inquiring it was found that the visa was issued in 2010 by the Spain embassy. The bureau of immigration immediately faxed the copy of visa to the embassy to verify whether the tourist visa issued to the Sri Lankan national was genuine. "Once it was confirmed by the Spain embassy that the visa was fake and it was issued to a Spanish national and not a Sri Lankan national, we handed over the accused to Vasco police station for further investigation," sources said.

Krithas came to India by air from Colombo to Chennai from where he travelled by road to Goa to fly to Spain. Bureau of immigration has also written a letter to the Sri Lanka government to verify and confirm whether the passport issued to Krithas is genuine or fake.

Vasco police produced the accused before the Judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) Vasco and the accused has been given 10 days police custody for further investigation. (Times of India)

  Comments - 10

  • malta Monday, 29 April 2013 09:32 AM

    Well once he returned to his home land, he will be treated like a V. V. I P. may bless him.

    Jumbo Monday, 29 April 2013 09:31 AM

    great Now these jokers Sri Lankans if not LTTE syspathisire Tamil Big shots

    Nims Monday, 29 April 2013 09:50 AM

    Serious HR Violations by Immigration Officers. Navi Pillai take them to war crimes courts

    Ravana Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:01 AM

    All lies. Mud slinging at innocent TAMILS. Crime. Navneedan amma please save us.

    RamUK Monday, 29 April 2013 09:59 AM

    Lol stop picking Navi and LTTE just look at your state saluting for these. country has gone to dogs....

    crow Tuesday, 30 April 2013 02:07 AM


    Iraj Jayarathne Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:00 AM

    Moral of the story - "make sure you buy a return ticket when you travel using a fake visa"

    Saruwa Sunil Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:34 PM

    stupid diaspora

    kumar Monday, 29 April 2013 11:04 AM

    This shows the mentality of the majority Sri Lankans, have no basic idea of human rights.

    kumar Monday, 29 April 2013 11:06 AM

    Will the VVIP treatment applies if the accused happened to have been a Sinhalese?

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