Delhi Police Arrest Punjab Man Wanted In Fake Visa Case

Delhi Police Arrest Punjab Man Wanted In Fake Visa Case

According to police, the arrested accused, identified as Ravinder Singh, a resident of Punjab's Bholth Kapurthala, was wanted in connection with a case registered under Sections 420/468/471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Passport Act.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 04:19 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested a man wanted in a fake visa racket case from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, officials said on Saturday.

According to police, the arrested accused, identified as Ravinder Singh, a resident of Punjab's Bholth Kapurthala, was wanted in connection with a case registered under Sections 420/468/471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Passport Act. Officials said that the case dates back to the night of May 29, 2012, when Vikram Jeet Singh, a deportee from Germany, was intercepted at the IGI Airport.

Investigations revealed a suspicious German visa affixed to his passport, leading to the seizure of the document and subsequent verification by the German Embassy, confirming it as counterfeit, they said.

Further inquiries unveiled Vikram Jeet Singh's involvement with an agent, Ravinder Singh, who allegedly facilitated the fraudulent visa for a sum of Rs 2 lakhs.

A team led by Inspector Mohit Yadav, along with SI Sudhir Joon, ASI Deendayal, and HC Banty, under the close supervision of ACP Sapna Gedam, tracked down Ravinder Singh to Kapurthala, Punjab. Following his arrest, Singh confessed to his involvement in the scam during interrogation, they said.

On interrogation, the accused confessed his guilt in the case and disclosed that in the year 2012, he arranged a fake German Visa for the journey of the passenger and took Rs 2 lakhs from him, officials said. The accused was produced before the concerned court and was sent to Judicial custody, they added. 

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