The Hush Post: In a major suspicious incident, 258 passports were found dumped along a road in Kalanwali in Sirsa District, Haryana. A majority of these passports had been stolen from an immigration company in Ludhiana in September last year.
Local villagers noticed that the passports had been dumped along the road yesterday after which they informed the police. The Haryana police have taken all the passports in their possession and have launched investigations.
According to preliminary investigations by the SHO Kalanwali police station Om Prakash, the passports were found to belong to persons hailing from different places in Punjab.
“We have taken the passports and some other documents which were found from the site into our possession and launched investigations,” he said. “How these documents landed here is a matter of investigation,” he added.
PTI adds: Some other documents, including copies of Aadhaar cards, PAN cards and driving licenses, have also been found.
A group of four-five persons, whose passports were found, were contacted by the police after which they reached Kalanwali.
“We had given our passports to a Ludhiana-based immigration consultant in September last year. The consultant later told us that someone had stolen the passports. We had lodged a case with the Ludhiana police about our passports having gone missing. Today, we came to know through the Sirsa police that these had been found dumped here after which we reached Kalanwali. It is a mystery how these passports landed here,” said a youth who had come from Ludhiana.