12 held in Delhi for carrying forged visas
The youths were arrested after immigration officials found out irregularities and handed them over to the airport police.india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 10:29 IST
Twelve people, planning to go to the Middle East, were arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday after they were found in possession of forged visas and travel documents.
The youths, who were about to board a Qatar Airways flight, were arrested after immigration officials found out irregularities in their visas and handed them over to the airport police. Most of them hailed from Punjab and Haryana.
They were part of a 47-member team of job-seekers who had secured their visas after paying nearly Rs three lakh to a Ropar-based travel agent, a senior police official said.
Police has charged them with IPC 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using of forged documents as genuine) and 120 (conspiracy).
They are questioning all the 47 members of the team, majority of whom are in their mid-20s.
First Published: Jun 12, 2006 03:11 IST