Nagpur police detains six persons for providing 50 youth with fake passports, UK visas

Mumbai: The Nagpur police on Wednesday arrested six persons for sending around 50 youths to the United Kingdom by fraudulently obtaining passports and visas for them, an official said.

 Nagpur police detains six persons for providing 50 youth with fake passports, UK visas

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"We have apprehended six persons in this racket including travel agents and some persons who submitted fake documents for procuring passports and visas," deputy commissioner of Police Sambhaji Kadam said.

The racket came to light when authorities in the UK started investigation, he said.

More than 50 youths from Nagpur had become untraceable after entering the UK, the British High Commission had
informed the local police, the official said.

According to police, ten couples, who were part of this racket, forged documents to show that a youth (desirous of immigrating to the UK) was their son or daughter, obtained a passport and visa for him or her, and traveled to the UK on business or tourist visa with that person. After reaching the UK, the youth disapeared, while the couple returned to India.

In this way, some 50 youths were sent to the UK, it is suspected

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2018 10:41:14 IST