A former Congress MLA, Jayaprakash Reddy, has been arrested for allegedly trafficking three people to the United States on the basis of forged documents while still in office in 2004, the police said on Tuesday.
He was arrested on Monday night on the basis of the report that he allegedly he obtained four passports, one in his name and the other three in his wife, son and daughter’s name in 2004. After getting the US visa illegally took all of them to the US along with him and took Rs 15 Lakh from an agent.
“The accused took an amount of Rs. 15 lakh from an agent and trafficked three unknown persons to the United States by accompanying them as his family members and dropped them at New York,” the senior cop said.
The accused cheated the authorities at the Regional Passport office as well as the US Consulate by using his official position as an MLA then by submitting forged documents, the police official added.