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5 under scanner for UK visa paper fraud | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: An FIR has been registered on a complaint from British High Commission against five people for allegedly submitting fake documents along with visa applications. The high commission has told police that it had received 164 applications, out of which 107 had counterfeit and forged documents. The high commission stated that it had identified visa agents who operated in and around Delhi, assisting customers in Haryana, Gujarat and Punjab. “These agents are connected as part of a wider organised criminal network. To facilitate visa applications to the UK, the agents and associates are suspected of providing counterfeit and forged documents,” the FIR stated. A detailed analysis has uncovered two main agents, who have submitted the applications using eight credit cards, it added. All five suspects were allegedly operating from a building in Netaji Subhash Place in west Delhi. “We do not comment on ongoing investigations… We are working closely with the Indian authorities to jointly tackle this threat,” said a commission spokesperson.

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