Forgery case: Police search for 2 minors in Mumbai
The Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC) police are trying to trace two minors whose forged passports were used in an attempt to get a US visa. However, the US consulate caught them and filed a first information report (FIR) against the two, who posed as parentsmumbai Updated: Sep 26, 2016 00:33 IST
The Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC) police are trying to trace two minors whose forged passports were used in an attempt to get a US visa. However, the US consulate caught them and filed a first information report (FIR) against the two, who posed as parents.
The case was filed two months back, when the BKC police arrested the duo - a producer-cum-director and a producer, who tried to pose as parents of the kids in order to get the US visa. A film writer, also member of film writer’s association, is shown as untraceable accused in the case.
According to the BKC police, the producer-cum-director is aged 62 and the producer, a woman, is 35 years old (Police have withheld the names as investigations are underway).
According to the allegation, they had taken the contract from wanted accused in the case for sending these kids abroad. The writer is said to be another wanted in the case. He is said to be the link between the kids and the arrested accused. The kids are suspected to be from Gujarat.
Police sources said the duo were working on some movie project, but were facing financial issues and were in need of money. They were to get the money for committing the crime.
During the interview taken by the US consulate, they were caught. A FIR was registered against them about two months back and they were arrested back then.
The passport used by the accused was genuine but the passport of the kids was forged. Incidentally, the same forged passports were used by the duo to take the kids to Bangkok.
The kids are said to be below 15 years of age. The intention behind taking the kids to Bangkok and then an attempt to take them to America is not clear, said sources.
First Published: Sep 26, 2016 00:33 IST