‘I was shocked’: Man arrested for using fake passport to travel to India
Man arrested in India for using his fake passport for an extended stay in India has been arrested in France.
Manu Kumar Sharma, a 29-year-old Indian, was arrested in the town of Thangur, near Paris, on Tuesday.
He had travelled to France on January 29 for a four-day visit.
Sharma was arrested when his passport was scanned at the airport in Paris and his photograph was found in his bag, which was seized from him.
He was released on bail on Tuesday after being given a medical examination and has been remanded in custody.
He is accused of violating the Paris travel ban by using a fake passport in the months between January 29 and May 11, according to France’s anti-terrorism squad, known as DGSE.
He was charged with a terrorism offence.
The DGSE is responsible for investigating terrorism cases, and Sharma was arrested after the investigation was completed.
He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
In October, Sharma was jailed for more than three years in a French court after he was caught using a false passport in India.
He had previously admitted that he used the fake passport on a number of occasions and paid fines to the French authorities.