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Cousins held for posing as couple to get US visa

The Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC) police last week arrested three members of a Mumbai family, including two women for allegedly forging a document to get a visa for the United States of America

mumbai Updated: Sep 26, 2016 00:23 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu

The Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC) police last week arrested three members of a Mumbai family, including two women for allegedly forging a document to get a visa for the United States of America (USA). Two of the accused are cousins but they posed as husband and wife and made a fake marriage certificate in order to get the visa.

According to the BKC police, the FIR was registered on September 18 by the complainant from the US consulate. The accused have been identified as Sukmit Singh Dalbir Singh Tung, 22, Daljit Dalbir Singh Tung, 44, Maninder Kaur Manjeet Singh Tung, 28. All are residents of Mumbai. Sukmit and Maninder are cousins. Sukmit is son of Daljit. Maninder’s mother is said to be settled in US.

Police sources said Maninder wanted to settle with her mother in the US. They knew they wouldn’t get the visa so they forged a marriage certificate to get a tourist visa. They applied for it around 20 days back. The police sources added they do not know if Maninder’s mother is a citizen of USA as she claims.

According to sources, during the interview taken by US consulate, their bluff was caught and the visa application was rejected.

Further, a first information report (FIR) was registered under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for cheating), 471 (using forged document as genuine), 467(forgery of valuable security), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal code (IPC) against the trio.

The agent who helped them make the fake marriage certificate and assured them they will get a visa is not to be found and the police are now looking for him.

The three arrested accused were remanded in police custody for few days and were sent to judicial custody for 14 days on September 22.