Over 250 passports for Punjab found dumped in Haryana village

Bathinda, March 12: Cops are completely flummoxed by chance recovery of 258 passports, some with valid visas and others issued freshly, from Chakeria village under Kalanwali police station in Haryana’s Sirsa district, adjoining Bathinda dictrict of Punjab.

The passports, scattered along a road in Chakeria village, were discovered on Saturday evening by locals, who then informed cops.

All the passports had Punjab addresses and cops in both the states are investigating how these ended up in the Haryana village. “The passports were dispatched for Ludhiana. We are investigating how these passports reached Chakeria village. On counting, we found 258 passports had been collected from the village and nearly 20 of these had valid visas for various countries, including the Gulf region,” Kalanwali police station SHO Om Parkash.

At present, there is no suspicion about authenticity of these passports and the Haryana police is trying to find a way to send them to their owners.

“We are contacting postal authorities so that these may be sent to their owners. We will also approach the Chandigarh regional passport office on Monday to seek more details about these passports,” the SHO added.

Source Times Of India