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US Embassy witnesses 119 % rise in forged document cases

The US Embassy has witnessed 70 cases of forgery in which people showed fake documents to obtain visa during the interview process this year. Meanwhile, a total of 89 cases of forgery from all the embassies were registered with the Delhi Police in 2015 till now.

In 2015 from January 1 to October 23, 70 cases of forgery at the US Embassy have been registered with the police while in 2014, 32 cases of forged documents were registered. This means that there has been an increase of 118.75 per cent in the number of such cases. In 2013, 16 cases of forgery were registered with the Delhi Police while in 2014, 44 cases were registered.

On October 22, a group of 15 men belonging to Punjab were handed over to Chanakyapuri police station when officials at the German Embassy detected that the documents surfaced by the group of men to obtain visa were forged, sources said.

A senior police official, on the condition of anonymity, told Millennium Post that two countries, USA and Germany, account for the maximum number of forgery cases in which applicants show fake documents to settle down in the foreign lands. They receive maximum complaints from these two embassies followed by Australia and New Zealand.

The official said that in the case where 15 men all natives of Punjab were unable to answer the questions of the panel of diplomats who asked them where exactly they intend to go in the Germany.

In this case, the panel of judges were able to identify that since these men were not sure about the exact place where they wanted to go, it was a clear case of forgery.

Earlier in April this year,a similar case of forgery came to light when the Delhi Police busted a gang which was called ‘Kabootarbaazi’, which provided fake documents to the applicants who applied for US visas. In this case three people from Punjab were arrested.
Kanika Mehta

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