Delhi police arrests three in fake Canadian visa racket

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New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): The Delhi police has taken into its custody three people, including a Nigerian national for making fake visas and giving away forged employment letters from a Canadian company.

A case has been registered under cheating and forgery against the trio identified as Gautam Kumar, Riya Rozy and Agu Rufus arrested from their West Delhi residence.

"We have registered a case of cheating and forgery and during the investigation, the main accused, Gautam Kumar, who is a resident of Narayana, Delhi, and his associate Riya Rozy, who is a resident of Dwarka and originally belonging to Darjeeling, West Bengal; we arrested them from Dwarka area," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) H. G. S. Dhaliwal.

"Following their interrogation, their third associate Agu Rufus, who was living temporarily in Uttam Nagar, but originally is from Nigeria, has also been arrested," he added.

They were arrested after police conducted investigations following a complaint filed by the Canadian High Commission in Chandigarh, and another complaint made by a victim of the fake racket in New Delhi.

"We have recovered 55 passports, 21 scanned visas, visa slips and 3 lakh (300,000) rupees in cash from them. The passports are of Indian nationals, Nepalese nationals and Bangladeshi nationals. Eleven visa slips are mainly Canadian visa slips," said Dhaliwal.

"In this case, we also received complaint from the Canadian High Commission from the Chandigarh office," he added.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused had given an advertisement on behalf of a fake company by the name of Sea, Food and Farms Limited, which claimed to be looking for candidates hailing from south India.

The prospective employees were then provided with fake visas and employment letters via the Internet after the payment of 800 dollars in processing fees.

The accused charged Rs 1.5 - 2 million per applicant, and disappeared after receiving the money. (ANI)

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