Three held with 62 passports, 28 fake stamps at IGI Airport
The gang lured people on the pretext of arranging VISA and sending them abroad
New Delhi: Three persons, including an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) coach and one businessman, have been nabbed with 62 passports and 28 fake stamps at Delhi's IGI Airport, police said on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that the gang lured people on the pretext of arranging VISA and sending them abroad.
"The gang members affix fake immigration stamps of various countries on the passports, to create a fake travel history as this assist in procuring VISA from the concerned embassy," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia.
The city police also nabbed husband-wife duo who were trying to travel abroad on bogus documents from IGI Airport. Police identified the accused as Saurav, Sachin Kumar, Mukesh Goyal and Jatinder Singh ( herbal product businessman), all native of Haryana.
"Saurav is an IELTS(International English Language Testing System) Coach. He imparts English lectures to IELTS aspirants," police said.
The city police also nabbed one Ravinder Singh and his wife Sunita Kumari.
The DCP further said that on the intervening night of March 1-2, a complaint was received about suspected fake and forged Indian immigration stamp in respect of two Indian nationals Sunita Kumari and Ravinder Singh who were seeking departure to Canada on the strength of Canadian visit Visa by Air Canada.
"During scrutiny of their travel documents, it was found that there is no travel history of the passengers in the immigration pax log. There was no arrival and departure record against their passport in the system and Indian immigration stamps affixed on their passport were fake and forged," said DCP Bhatia. Police said that husband-wife duo disclosed that they wanted to go and settle down in Canada. Hence, they approached their friend Shyam who further introduced them to an agent Vicky who runs a shop near Brahm Sarovar Kurukshetra.
"Agent Vicky took Rs 6 lakhs from them on the pretext of arranging Canadian Visa and took both the pax to Chandigarh.
The agent arranged fake immigration stamps to make both the pax look like frequent travellers," police said adding that during investigations in the case they arrested all the other accused as well.
Police found that Mukesh Goyal used to make fake rubber stamps through a software namely FLEXI.