The Delhi police arrested six men, who ran a gang that forged profiles of travellers to make them look like frequent fliers to smoothen the process of acquiring a visa.
Police said the six men used fake immigration stamps and bank documents to forge a traveller’s background. Sixty-two fake passports and 28 fake immigration stamps of Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and India were recovered from the suspects, who were arrested in an operation that lasted a fortnight.
Deputy commissioner of police (IGIA) Sanjay Bhatia said that in the early hours of March 2, they were informed of a couple—Sunita Kumari and Ravinder Singh, both Indian nationals—that was flying to Canada on a Canadian visa via Air Canada, but had no travel history in the immigrations passenger log.
“There was no arrival and departure record against the couple’s passport in the system. The Indian immigration stamps affixed on their passport were also found to be fake. It was suspected that they had created fake travel history to get the Canadian visas by forging the Indian immigration stamp and they were arrested,” the DCP said.