DNA | Last Modified - May 27, 2012, 03:58 AM IST
Ahmedabad: A Hindu couple, from Afghanistan, who had come to India in a refugee camp after the war in Afghanistan in 1992, was arrested by the Sardarnagar police station. The duo was trying to flee to Italy on fake passports. The police have primarily found that the couple had used the identity of one Mohan Sharma and his family to flee the country.
The couple was identified as Vinod Virvani and Anita Virvani. Their son, Akshay Virvani (19) who is an Indian citizen, too was arrested by the police. During interrogation, police found that all the three were trying to leave the country on passports made using fake documents. According to sources, the family was living in Delhi but had chosen to fly from Ahmedabad airport, indicating that they believed it would be easier to leave from here.
Talking to DNA, inspector of Sardarnagar police station VS Sarvaiya said that after during primary investigation it was found that the couple hailed from Afghanistan. They had come to Delhi in 1992 and lived in a refugee camp. Their son was born in India. All these years, they had been doing petty jobs in Delhi and Faridabad. Now, they were trying to go to Italy using fake passports. The family had even got the visa on the basis of the fake passports, Sarvaiya said.
The investigation has moved towards Delhi and Faridabad. "We have made teams to visit Delhi and Faridabad to get the details of the family," he said. Primarily, the police believe that the couple was trying to leave the country to find better opportunities in Italy. The cops found that they have a relative living in Italy who had advised them to come to the Italy and work there.
Investigations revealed that Vinod, Anita and Akshay have passports made in the name of Mohan Sharma, Rachana Sharma and Akshay Mohan Sharma respectively. Cops will look for the agent who helped them.