Aadhaar must to file police case
Mumbai :State police will soon make it mandatory for every person wanting to lodge a complaint to have an Aadhaar card. The move is reportedly aimed at having full information about the complainant.
3 grads arrested with `fake’ Schengen visas at airport
Three graduates from Punjab who were to board a flight from Mumbai for Lisbon on June 9, were detained during the immigration check at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) for allegedly travelling on fake Schengen visas.
The three Sikh youths, aged around 22, were formally arrested on June 11; they helped Sahar police nab Delhi-based agent Gaurav Anand (26) the next day for allegedly providing them with fake visas.While Anand told cops that he is a “book publisher“, police suspect a “big“ visa racket.
Following last November’s terror attacks in Paris and this March’s in Brussels, “getting Schengen visas has become time-consuming and, to a certain extent, difficult,“ say travel agents.
The three got in touch with Anand for a visa to travel to Estonia. “They planned to somehow reach Estonia to seek asylum in that country . However, their plan was hampered as immigration officials found discrepancies in their visa stamps,“ said Sahar police senior inspector B T Mukhedkar. The officials handed them over to the police.
Preliminary investigations, say cops, show the three paid Rs 70,000 each to Anand.“As per the agent’s instruction, the trio took a flight from Delhi for Mumbai along with some person who represented the agent, on June 9 to fly to Lisbon. They said they had no idea the visa was fake.“
Cops said the accused prepared the visa after collecting visa format details from the internet and taking printouts on a special paper. “It appears that in the past, they may have managed to fly people out using a similar modus operandi.“
Based on immigration officials’ complaint, Anand and the three students were booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 34 (common intention), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) and 471(using as genuine aforged document or electronic record). They are remanded in police custody till June 16.
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