Indian youths seeking employement outside the country have found Germany and the United States (US) as easiest to obtain a visa based on fake documents.
These two nations are becoming the hubs of employement and people use fake documents to get a visa for enetering the country.
Surprisingly, with just four months into 2012, more than 15 cases of people using fake documents to obtain visas has been reported from the US Embassy.
In a recent case, two youths were arrested in two separate instances of the submission of fake documents to obtain visas from the German Embassy.
In the most recent case, Jaswinder Singh (23), who belongs to Kapurthala, Punjab, allegedly tried obtaining a Schengen Business Visa on April 12 to visit Berlin in Germany.
The Schengen Visa allows a person to travel to its 25 member countries (22 European Union states and three non-EU nations) on a single visa.
According to a senior police officer, Jaswinder is a school dropout and is unemployed. He tried to obtain the visa by telling the embassy authorities that he wanted to attend a trade show, ‘Digital Signage Expo 2012’, in Berlin. But, his main purpose was to work and earn money there.
With his application, he had submitted a forged reciept of a flight ticket to Germany and a fake certificate that sponsored him for the trade show.
He had told the authorities that he is the owner of a private company and had submitted a fake letter head as well to prove the same, the official added.
Based on a complaint of Karl-Heinrich Adam, the Head of the Visa Section at the German Embassy, the police registered a case against Jaswinder at the Chanakya Puri police station.
The latter was arrested and booked under IPC Sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating). IPC Sections 471 (Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).
Similarly, another fraudster, Harjinder Singh (28), who belongs to Amritsar in Punjab, had allegedly tried submitting forged documents to obtain a Schengen Business Visa from the German Embassy on April 11. According to the officer, he also wanted the visa on the pretext of attending a trade show at Essen in Germany.
The embassy officials disclosed to us that Harjinder confessed to using forged documents that were prepared by a travel agent named Gurpreet Singh. Harjinder provided a forged letter of Murrad Trading Company and a forged bank statement of Punjab and Sind Bank in Jalandhar, added the officer.
The complainant this time was the same person from the Visa Section of German Embassy. The police arrested Harjinder and booked him under IPC sections 420, 468, 471 and 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy).
On February 17, Navdeep Singh (24) was arrested on charged of trying to obtain a student visa from the German Embassy by submitting fake bank statements. He also belongs to Amritsar.
The US has also faced similar cases of people using forged documents to obtain American visas. On Friday, the Delhi police stated that one Pavinder Singh who hails from Karnal district in Haryana, was deported from the US for holding a fake passport.
The police thereafter arrested two agents, Amarjeet Singh Multani and Vishal Marwah. They took `22 lakh from Pavinder to send him to the US.
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