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Syndicate involved in fake visa racket busted, two held

The accused advertised about the visa to people through public address system

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have busted a syndicate, who sent people abroad on fake UAE employment visa, from IGI airport. The law enforcement agency has arrested two agents who were involved in 17 cases of fake UAE visa racket.

The investigating agency said that one of the accused used to 'sell' visa through announcement on the street of Kaptanganj in Uttar Pradesh.

Police identified the accused as Javed Ali (46) and Manoj Kumar Sharma (46).

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that in the year 2017, total 17 FIRs were registered on the complaints filed by immigration officials wherein it is alleged that on April 8, 2017, total 17 passengers were deported from Dubai Airport (UAE) as all were found using fake UAE employment visa.

"Immigration officials got verified the alleged 17 employment visa from UAE Embassy in India and they were found fake," said DCP IGI.

He further said that during investigation, it was found that alleged 17 visa were provided to them by Javed Ali for a considerable amount of Rs one lakh from each passengers.

Police said that accused Javed Ali was advertising for easy UAE employment visa through Public Address System in local city Kaptanganj, Uttar Pradesh and induced the public at large.

On April 17, police team nabbed him from village Babhnauli.

"He used to shout "visa le lo" on the corner of the street," added investigator.

The investigating agency further added that Ali in connivance of his two accomplices, named Prince Yadav and Manoj Kumar Sharma, provided fake visa to 17 persons, all residents of his neighbourhood villages in UP.

During the course of the investigation, bank account details were obtained and eventually accused Manoj Kumar Sharma has also been arrested.

The search of co-accused Prince Yadav is being made. Investigation revealed accused Prince was the one who prepared and printed the fake Visa in these cases.

Shops being used for running fake racket According to investigators, the fraudsters involved in such type of racket are running the racket in the garb of shops.

"In cases, we have found that property dealing shops used for crime," said investigator.

They further added that these gangs select those places where people want to go abroad for a job. After opening a common shop in the locality they also tell people about their visa activity when they visit accused place.

"Rates for the preparation fake documents also changes," said police officer adding that most of the gangs run on four to five people.

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