The case of 51 passports being recovered from a post box at Nanganallur in the city, continues to baffle the police, even as speculations arise that the CBI might take over.
It may be recalled that on June 2, a postman who was on duty, found 23 passports in the post office at 28th street here. Subsequently, postal authorities handed these over to the Pazhavanthangal police station.
Sources say, these passports were eventually found to be the ones earlier lost at the city airport. Later on June 6, 13 more passports were found in the same post box. This was followed by 15 more passports on June 10.
Passports in post box: CBI might take over case
Police which started its initial inquiries is said to be collecting the details of airport personnel who are residing in and around Nanganallur.
These staff will be questioned, add sources. Meanwhile, the lack of CCTV cameras in the said area is proving to be a deterrent in the investigation, even as several persons who had lost their passports, had come to the Pazhavanthangal station to verify if those with the police belong to them.
Also, the involvement of passport rackets is being investigated, even as there is no known record of any such racket in Nanganallur. With no concrete leads established as of now, the CBI would take its course in the case, as passports are issued by the central government.