The crime branch of Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked a visa racket with the arrest of four school friends, including a commerce graduate, who lost money in their businesses.
The police have arrested Harvinder Singh (40), Pawan Kumar (40), Harish Kumar (41) and Anil Arora in the case.
"They were arrested following investigations into a complaint filed by one Mandeep Singh of Jalandhar that he was cheated of Rs 60,000 by RK Sethi whose real identity was Harvinder Singh for a Canadian work visa," said Ashok Chand, DCP (crime).
He said Mandeep had struck a deal for R8 lakh and he had paid Rs 60,000 and gave his passport for affixing visa.
"The remaining Rs 7.40 lakh had to be paid after visa has been affixed. However, Harvinder was delaying the delivery of his passport and on his insistence asked him to bring Rs 7.4 lakh for his passport or else he would destroy it. A trap was laid and Harvinder, Pawan and Harish were arrested from Connaught Place on Friday," said Chand.
Subsequently their associate Arora was also apprehended.
Four passports having fake Canadian visa, four fake Canadian visa stickers, forged documents of ministry of labour in Canada, two cars and seven mobile phones were recovered from them.