Kanpur: A 26-year-old youth has been booked here for allegedly obtaining passport by submitting fake documents here, police said today.
The crime branch is also investigating if the accused person made the counterfeit passport to travel abroad in a bid to join some terrorist outfit, they said.
Nadim Raza Rizvi, a resident of Raipurva in the district, made the passport on a fake name of Abu Jar one month back, Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur said.
Kanpur crime branch started investigating the case. According to Razvi’s family, he changed his name on the recommendations of a seer as his local business failed to take off.
The matter came in the forefront after Rizvi left the house as soon as investigation was initiated in this matter. A few days back, his family also vacated their house, Mathur said.
A case has been registered against him, he said.
Police is investigating all angles in this case, specially the terrorist group link and the search for Rizvi is underway, he added.