In what could lead to a massive human trafficking racket, custom officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) have recovered a bag containing 105 Indian passports. Though the bag was recovered a month ago, the matter has now been transferred to the Delhi Police considering the
sensitivity of the matter. We were informed by the custom officials and a case under Passport Act will be registered. Since the passports were issued from different parts of the country, we will be writing to the regional passport officers to know the originality of passports, a senior officer said. Police said that the baggage had come in a Turkish Airline and was seized by customs as unclaimed luggage.
The tag on the baggage indicated that it belonged to a Gujarat resident who had landed in Delhi by a Turkish Airways flight. Further investigations are on.