Man arrested for obtaining passport in new name

Vastavam web: A 30-year-old man who was allegedly trying to leave the country after obtaining passport in a his new name which hadn’t been officially changed was arrested in Latur district of Maharashtra Saturday. Narsing Jairam Bhuyekar was arrested at Udgir by the Anti-Terror Cell of police, an official said Sunday. He had allegedly obtained passport with the name `Mohammed Rehan Ibne Adam’.

He had converted to Islam in 2010 and took the new name, but as required under the law, he did not notify the change through a government gazette, the police official said. As the name on the passport application was not his original name, local police submitted adverse inquiry report, but Bhuyekar still managed to obtain passport through an agent, he said. A native of Medak district in Telangana, Bhuyekar moved to Udgir a few years ago and embraced Islam, the official said. He later married a Muslim woman.

He allegedly told police that he wanted to visit Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage. A case was registered against him under the Passport Act and also for forgery and cheating under the IPC.