Fake pass­port racket busted, 8 held

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: A gang of crooks, who were run­ning a racket of mak­ing fake pass­ports and of­fer­ing visa for US and Canada, has been busted by the Crime Branch on Tues­day. Police have seized 43 pass­ports. It was found that the ac­cused were op­er­at­ing from dif­fer­ent parts of the city to avoid de­tec­tion.

Eight mem­bers of the gang, in­clud­ing agents and mid­dle­men, have been ar­rested dur­ing sev­eral raids, DCP (crime) Ra­jesh Deo said.

Police of­fi­cers said that the gang would target young job aspi­rants from Nepal and lure them for a job in Canada for which they would ask for an initial in­stal­ment. Later, they would call the vic­tims to Delhi. Cops re­ceived a com­plaint from the Em­bassy of Nepal al­leg­ing that that three Nepalese na­tion­als had been cheated of Rs 15 lakh.

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