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Man gets second passport issued, caught by UK high commission | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University police registered a case of forgery against one Sanjay Devendra Prajapati, a resident of Vadodara, for allegedly getting a second passport issued to him, using another name.

Prajapati’s fingerprints were found to match those of the holder of another passport by the UK immigration services and the British Deputy High Commission then sent a report on the matter to the Ahmedabad regional passport office, based on which a complainant was filed. An assistant superintendent at the regional passport office, Vivek Gupta, filed the complaint stating that fingerprints of Sanjiv Devendrakumar Shah and Sanjay Devendrabhai Prajapati were found to be the same. The complainant stated that the report had been forwarded to them by the police commissioner for verification.

The complainant stated that in 2015, Shah applied for a passport showing two residential addresses – Aditnath Apartments, Chitrakoot Society, Paldi and another address in Wadaj. He had produced a nationalized bank passbook, PAN card and a Class X marksheet from the Council of Secondary Education, Mohali. After police verification by Naranpura and Ellisbridge police, he was issued a passport on August 4, 2015, which was valid till August 3, 2025. In September 2015, he applied for a visitor visa to the UK. The embassy found that his fingerprints matched those of Prajapati and the visa was denied. The report stated that Prajapati’s address was 163, Javav Park-II, New Sama Road, Vadodara. The deputy high commission report was sent to the Vadodara police commissioner for investigation. The police commissioner’s report stated that Prajapati had got a passport issued in 2009, with the Vadodara address. He also went to the UK in 2009. The report said Prajapati forged documents to support his new name and got another passport issued. The RPO on Thursday ordered Gupta to lodge a complaint with Gujarat University police under the Passport Act and the Indian Penal Code, which was done on Friday.