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Pune man lands in jail after tearing passport to hid travel history from wife

  • The man, identified as Samdarshi Yadav (32) was stopped from boarding a flight to the Maldives on Thursday.
  • Sahar police arrested the suspect Samdarshi Yadav after the immigration officials found that he had reportedly torn at least 10 pages from his passport in 2019 to hide his travel history from his wife, before getting married in 2019.
  • Yadav tore the pages from 3 to 6 and 31 to 34 in the passport in 2019 to hide his travel history flying to Thailand,” stated the FIR and the remand application copy related to the case.
  • Following the arrest, Yadav was produced before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Friday and he was released on a bail surety bond of Rs 25,000, as per TOI

Laws related

IPC

  • Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
  • Punishment for forgery.—Whoever commits forgery shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
  • Forgery for purpose of cheating.—seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
  • Section 471.   Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record.

Passport Act 1967

  • Section 17 in The Passports Act, 1967
  • Passports and travel documents to be property of Central Governmen
  • t.—A passport or travel document issued under this Act shall at all times remain the property of the Central Government.
  • Section 12 in The Passports Act, 1967
  • Whoever without lawful authority alters or attempts to alter or causes to alter the entries made in a passport or travel document be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend totwo years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.

 

 

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