Fake visa, passport racket busted in Delhi
Delhi Police on Saturday busted a racket dealing in fake passports and Pakistani visas and arrested a couple.delhi Updated:
Delhi Police on Saturday busted a racket dealing in fake passports and Pakistani visas and arrested a couple.
The accused, Afaq Hussain, 45, and his wife Rukhsana, 43, were arrested from the Indralok area of north Delhi, for helping people illegally migrate to Pakistan on forged visas, police said.
Describing the couple's modus operandi, police said they used to procure genuine passports of people who had already been to Pakistan. They used to lure innocent people wishing to go to Pakistan and take their passports for getting them the visa.
Later, they used to remove stamps from genuine passports and paste the stamps on the fake passports of those wishing to go to Pakistan. They also used to change the dates and other particulars by using stain removers.
"We were receiving reports about the illegal racket for some time following which an operation was launched to trace the culprits," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North District) Devesh Srivastva said.
"We are also probing whether the culprits have some terror links," he added.
Police recovered 91 passports, some stamps and other documents from the couple.
First Published: Feb 24, 2007 21:16 IST