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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERNATIONAL GANG INVOLVED IN FAKE PASSPORT, VISA RACKET , SEVEN ARRESTED

September 18, 2019 10:55 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

In a major operation,officers of Special Investigation Unit-I of Crime Branch, Delhi Police has busted a gang of cheats and arrested 7 persons including Travel Agents, Middlemen, Printer Etc. who used to target young job aspirants (mostly from Nepal) on the pretext of providing them good job in Canada with handsome salary. The gang use to give fake VISA and then disappear. Bank Accounts of accused have been seized. The accused remanded to police custody for further interrogation. 

Mr. Rajesh Deo, Deputy Commissioner of Police Crime (SIU & ISC), Delhi., said, gang usually targeted young job aspirants from Nepal who wanted to get jobs in foreign countries. They allured them initially at Nepal by giving them false assurance of providing them good job in Canada.

RECOVERED 43 PASSPORT OF VICTIMS

Passports of the Victims of the case on which forged Visa Stickers are affixed, 43 Indian /Nepali Passports of Nepal citizens., 32 Biodata Pages of Indian Passports., Forged Canadian and Schenegen Visa Stickers, Different Papers used for printing theforged Visa Stickers., Forged Hologram Stickers., Stamps and Machines for Embossed/Dry Stamps., Forged Immigration Stamps of Arrival and Departure., Forged Stamps of Passport Officers also recovered 

Thereafter, they took an initial amount from them at Nepal itself and then they used to call them to Delhi and take their passports for allegedly depositing them in the Embassy of Canada for the purpose of applying for the Visa. However, instead they would affix forged Visa Stickers on their passports and send them (victims) pictures of Visa Stickers on their mobile phones through Whatsapp and after taking balance amount they would disappear.

In the instant case acomplaint was received in SIU-I, Crime Branch, Delhi from the Embassy of Nepal alleging therein that three Nepal Nationals namely Sushil Joshi, Keshab Singh Bisht and Deepak have been cheated to the tune of 14-15 Lacs by one Jitendra Sharma,Bijay Chopra, Biren Bist and Binod on the pretext of providing them good job in Canada. A joint complaint was given by the victims alleging therein that they were looking for job opportunity abroad in Canada and in due course, they metone Nepali National Jitender Sharma @ Jeetu at Kathmandu, Nepal who assuredthem to provide work/multi-purpose visa of Canada with good job.

Accordingly, they started to chat with Jitender @ Jeetu through Whatsapp on his mobile. After some time, they came in contact of Vijay Chopra through Jitender @ Jeetufor the above purpose of obtaining Visa of Canada. They were called from Nepalto Delhi by Jitender @ Jeetu and Vijay Chopra.

The above alleged persons tooktheir passports and also further payment taken from them in cash as their feefor providing them Canadian Visa.

A medical checkup of the victims on different dates at Green Park Diagnosis Centre, Green Park, Delhi was also done. Aftercompleting the whole process, the alleged persons Vijay Chopra, Vinod, Jitender showed photo of Canadian Visa to the victims on their phones and after taking money from them, the alleged persons disappeared. In total the alleged persons took an amount of Rs. 14-15 lacks (Indian Currency) from the above mentioned victims. Accordingly, the present case vide FIR No. 263/19, under Section 420/34Indian Penal Code, 1860 was registered on the above complaint.

TEAM AND OPERATION: Immediately after the registration of the case, a team comprising of Insp Pankaj Arora, SISantosh, SI Umesh Sati, ASI Rajbir HC Surya, HC Amit, HC Virender, HCLokender, Hon'ble Court Surya, Ct. Amit, Ct. Arvind, Ct. Ghanshyam, Ct.Kapil,and other staff was constituted under the leadership of Sh. Sandeep Lamba, ACP/Crime Branch, Delhi. On the basis of investigation done on05/09/2019, accused Jitender @ Jeetu was arrested from Delhi itself and on hispointing out, accused Pradeep Kumar Kattamuri @Vinod @ Virender Rai and Vipin Sharma @ Vijay Sharma @ Vijay Chopra @ Vickywere arrested. Passports of the above mentioned victims were recovered from their possession on which forged Visa Stickers of Canada were found affixed.

During the course of further investigation, it was learnt that these forged VisaStickers were provided to them by accused Gagan Singh @ Sardar. Accordingly Gagan Singh was arrested and from whose possession, more forged Visa stickerswere recovered.

Accused Gagan further disclosed that the said forged Visa Stickers were provided to him by accusedi.e. Mrs. Asha Rani. She was also arrested in the present case and interrogatedwho disclosed that the forged Visa Stickers of different countries are providedto her by accused Vijay and further she had sold them to the above arrested 3accused persons through Sardar @ Gagan. Accordingly, accused Vijay has alsobeen arrested, who disclosed that the forged Visa Sticker are prepared by one Manjeet Singh @ Babbu who is having office at Paharganj, New Delhi.

After having sufficientevidence accused Manjeet @ Babbu was also arrested and on his pointing out acomplete unit of printing/preparing forged Visa Stickers and Passports wasidentified and from there different incriminating documents including forged Visa Stickers of Canada and Schenegen, forged passports, forged bio-data pagesof Indian passports, UV Light reader, other machines and other instruments/Dyes/Blocksused for putting forged stamps (dry and ink), Hologram stickers etc. have been recovered.

On the pointing out of accused Manjeet Singh @ Babbu, a computer designing workshop situated at Jahangir Puri was also raided from where accused Manjeet Singh used to get printed the above forged Visa Stickers and forged Indian Passports. Owner ofthis computer designing workshop Jitender Gupta has also been arrested. Printers, Scanners, forged Visa Stickers (including Blank Visa Stickers), forged Bio-data pages of Indian Passport have alongwith other incriminatingdocuments and instruments have been recovered.

Mobile phones of accused persons have been recovered in which incriminating data was found stored in the form of Images, Voice Recordings and Chatting/messages related to the investigation of the present case.

The accused identified as Jitender Kumar Mandal, R/o Dhangarhi, Kailali, Nepal. (Agent),  Pradeep Kumar Kattamuri @ Vinod @ Virender Rai, R/oVagabond & also at Vishakhapatanam, Andhra Pradesh 530017 (Agent).,  Vipin Sharma @ Vijay Sharma @ Vijay Chopra @ Vicky,R/o Paharganj, Delhi (Agent), Gagan Singh @ Sardar, R/o Partap Nagar,Delhi. Also at – O-52, O&P Block, Partap Nagar, Delhi. (Middleman), mt. Asha Rani, R/o Faridabad, Haryana. (Middleman), VijayKumar, R/o Vaishali Ghaziabad UP (Associate of Mastermind, Manjeet Singh @ Babbu R/o Vaishali, UP. (Mastermind of Printing offorged Visa), Jitender Kumar R/o jahangir Puri, Delhi (Printer).

RECOVERIES: Passports of the Victims of the case on which forged Visa Stickers are affixed, 43 Indian/Nepali Passports of Nepal citizens., 32 Bio Data Pages of Indian Passports., Forged Canadian and Schenegen Visa Stickers, Different Papers used for printing theforged Visa Stickers., Forged Hologram Stickers., Stamps and Machines for Embossed/Dry Stamps., Forged Immigration Stamps of Arrival and Departure., Forged Stamps of Passport Officers., Kits for making forged Ink Stamps., Colour Printers and Scanner.,  Machines and Instruments including specialscissors for cutting Forged Visa Stickers.,  UV Light Machines., Paper Cutters and Lamination Machines, Envelops used by VFS Global., Material for preparing forged Holograms etc., 

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