The impostor created a fake appointment order and an identity card of an airline.

The emigration wing at the Cochin International Airport has launched an internal inquiry into the alleged operation of a fake job racket offering recruitment to the emigration help desk here.

The step follows reports of a person duping a young woman of Pathanamthitta of about Rs.1 lakh by offering a job at an airline help-desk for international passengers. “We have launched a probe into the incident, in addition to a case registered with the local police. Prompt action will be taken if anyone from inside is found guilty, but nothing has been established in the investigations so far,” said Sethuraman, Foreigners’ Regional Registration Officer, who heads the wing.

The incident came to light in the first week of March when the victim’s husband reached the airport with an appointment order and a photo identity card to take up the job. According to sources, the victim was cheated by a Chengannur native, who her brother-in-law had met during a train journey a couple of months ago. During the journey, the accused got acquainted with the victim’s brother-in-law and made the job offer in return for cash. “The fact that the person managed to create a fake appointment order and an identity card on behalf of an airline has come as a shocker. It also raises suspicion over the involvement of persons employed at the airport,” they said.

The airport police, however, remained non-committal on the issue, saying that they were yet to receive any complaints.

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