Friday, May 17, 2019

UK visa racket busted in Valsad- Gujarat

Travel Agent And Two Clients Allegedly Forged Documents

Police busted a racket of visa application to British High Commission on the basis of forged documents with the arrest of a 32-year-old travel agent and two of his clients in Valsad on Friday. Police produced the travel agent in a local court which remanded him in their custody until May 21. Six people have been booked altogether in this connection at Valsad town police station.
Accused Soyeb Saiyed is the owner of Soby Tour and Travel. Tabrez Sharafat Husain Gebi and Mohamed Shakil Hanif Shaikh, both from Valsad, who two were arrested, had applied for a visa to the UK in 2018 through Saiyed. Three others who were booked were Mohmed Imran Basir Ahmed Doctor, Sarfaraz Abdul Kadir Saiyed and Riyaz Chhotu Panjwani. Police investigation revealed that Sarfaraz and Riyaz are currently in South Africa.

The complaint was lodged by Darren Fraser, immigration liaison officer of British High Commission, New Delhi.
Police suspect around 40 visa applications of clients for the United Kingdom had been filed by Saiyed.
Detailed checking by document verification unit of British High Commission has found that Saiyed had submitted forged income tax returns, bank balance certificates and travel agency letters on behalf of his clients.
“It is an unusual case where so many applications with forged documents had been filed,” said Sunil Joshi, superintendent of police, Valsad. TOI

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