A high alert has been sounded at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad ahead of Independence Day and all VIP passes have been cancelled. The police has intensified the checking at all entry points as well as the surroundings of the airport.
The Cyberabad commissioner of police, Mr Ch D. Tirumala Rao, said, “Security has been stepped up as a part of the regular alert for the Independence Day celebrations.”
Armed cops have also been posted at key organisations including the state police headquarters at Lakdikapul.
Meanwhile, a Somalian national, Maryan Abdi Emli, was arrested at the airport for possessing a fake Nairobi visa and a fake Indian residential permit. She was on her way to Nairobi from Hyderabad.
The Shamshabad police said, “The 24-year-old woman, identified as Maryan Abdi Emli, had come to Hyderabad in December in 2010, on a student visa. She got a fake residential permit done by an agent in Chennai for Rs.3,000.”
While in Hyderabad, the woman lived in Tolichowki.
A case has been registered under Sections 420 (cheating), 471(using as genuine a forged document), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the IPC, the Passport (Entry to India) Act and the Foreigners Act. Deccan Chronicle