Passport tearing at Indian airports

#31 Aug 25th, 2016, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post I don't know if this true as it was sent to me without a link or reference, but thought I would pass along....maybe someone here has heard of this or knows more about it.....

"Passport Tearing at Indian Airports....Read it Carefully.!!!

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 careful when ever you 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 computer 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 from 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 helplessly. 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 found out the following: One cannot imagine, neither can believe, that the Indian Immigration dept can play such a nasty game to harass the innocent passengers.

All the passengers traveling to & fro India via Bombay and Hyderabad must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to 20cases 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 interrogation. 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."
#32 Aug 25th, 2016, 21:02
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Its a bit old and I know I shouldn't revive a dead thread as above. But, nothing ever dies on IM so:

I know the post is old now, but often wondered if you claimed your inheritance and are now living the high life everywhere. I myself won millions in a Nigerian lottery and that's what I am doing right now!
How do you think I got the time to post all this rubbish on IM instead of going to work? Also, known as the first liar doesn't have a chance in Texas. But, I still await the 40 dancin' girls I was supposed to from putting my arms backward completely around that there iron piller in Delhi..
#33 Aug 26th, 2016, 20:48
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Thanks for reviving this old thread as it contains some IM Elders who no longer come around. Good to read what they wrote back in the day!
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#34 Aug 26th, 2016, 23:11
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Originally Posted by mikyinasia View Post BS BS BS BS BS AND FOR GOOD MEASURE BS.
Five-year-old sextuple BS
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#35 Aug 27th, 2016, 01:19
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Dog ate my passport!

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