The Commissioner’s Task Force, West Zone,Hyderabad on Thursday unearthed a fake passport racket and arrested three persons. They have been identified as Khaleellah Baig, 40, a resident of Asifnagar, Mohammed Jahangir, 37, a resident of Chikkadpally, and Ibrahim Khan, 32, a resident of Bazarghat.
The accused had allegedly helped rowdy sheeters Junglee Yousuf, Ayub Khan and Qaiser reach Dubai on several occasions. The police have confirmed that entire passport and visa processing for Junglee Yousuf was done by the three. However, the police is investigating their role in the cases of Ayub Khan and Qaiser.
The police said the three accused had been working as passport agents for 10 years at the old passport office.
The police seized 18 passports, fake documents, computers and rubber stamps of various departments. The gang, which had good network at rationing as well as the passport office, used to charge Rs 8,000 to Rs 15,000 for each passport.