Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Aluva Judicial First Class Magistrate sentenced Mohammed Kutty, 45, of Cholayil Veedu, Kudallur, Anakkara, Palakkad, to five-year imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 fine for using a fake passport to travel abroad.

The accused used the passport with serial number R 373582 with a fake name and address to travel from Damam to Kochi on March 4, 2002.

He was stopped by the Immigration Wing of the Cochin International Airport and the case was investigated by the Ernakulam Crime Branch Special Investigation Group-II. The accused was sentenced for one year imprisonment under Section 419 of the IPC (cheating by impersonation), two years’ imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 fine under Section 468 of IPC (forgery for the purpose of cheating), one year each under Section 417 of IPC (cheating) and Section 12 (1) (d) of Passport Act.