Kerala Police have arrested a 22-year-old Afghan nationwide, who had been working at Cochin Shipyard in Kochi for 2 years, for allegedly forging paperwork to indicate that he’s from Assam and for visa violation.
Id Gul alias Abbas Khan went lacking 20 days in the past after the shipyard lodged a criticism with the police following a tip-off about his Afghan origin. He was nabbed by Kochi metropolis police from Kolkata’s Bowbazar space. On Wednesday, an area court docket in Kochi remanded Gul in judicial custody.
Police sources stated Gul, who got here to Kerala as a migrant employee, was employed as a helper on the shipyard’s welding works. He was employed by contractors, and never straight related to the shipyard, they stated.
“His father is an Afghan and mom from Assam. In 2019, he fled Afghanistan and got here to India below a three-month medical visa however went into hiding after the visa expired,” stated a supply within the police. “He had been to Assam, the place his mom’s kin lived, for a brief interval after which moved to Kerala with solid nativity paperwork as a migrant employee from the Northeast.”
A supply stated one among Gul’s kin, who additionally labored in Kochi, had by chance revealed his Afghan origin. Subsequently, the shipyard authorities ran a test on the employees employed by the contractors and located discrepancies in his private particulars.