Friday, September 14, 2018

Three Indians with fake Canadian visas caught at Bangkok, deported and arrested in Kolkata

Kolkata: Three Punjab nationals who tried to board a Vancouver bound flight from Bangkok, were deported back to India after their Canadian Visas were found to be forged. They were arrested by officers of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport police on their arrival at the Kolkata airport on Thursday.
The three men – Roop Singh (39), Mohit Salaria (18) and Rahul Kumar (22), residents of Saharanpur, Gurdaspur and Pathankot respectively – had gone to Malaysia on August 20 from Amritsar in Punjab where they allegedly met three Malaysia travel agents of Indian origin and sought them for Canadian Visas. The agents had allegedly quoted Rs 15 lakh each for the three persons but the men could manage only Rs. 25 in total and paid it to the agents as they affixed Canadian Visas to their passports.

“The trio were sent to Bangkok illegally by road where from they were told they could board a flight to Canada. However during the immigration check, the visas were found to be fake. The men then admitted they acquired the visas by paying some men in Malaysia. They were then deported from Bangkok around 5am on Thursday and were arrested on their arrival to Kolkata airport,” said a senior official at Kolkata airport.
13/09/18 Tamaghna Banerjee/Times of India