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DELHI CRIME BRANCH BUSTED FAKE VISA RACKET OPERATED FROM CONNAUGHT PLACE , EIGHT AMONG MASTERMIND ARRESTED

November 30, 2022 05:12 PM

THE GANG WAS INVOLVED IN FORGERY OF BANK ACCOUNT STATEMENTS, ITR AND OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SECURING THE VISA OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ,  APPROX. 300 PASSPORTS OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES ALONG WITH LARGE NUMBER OF FORGED / INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS, STAMPS, LAPTOP, TABLETS RECOVERED FROM THEIR POSSESSION.   SYNDICATE WAS BEING OPERATED UNDER THE GARB OF DOING TOURv & TRAVEL BUSINESS AND IN ORDER TO DISGUISE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, ACCUSED PERSONS HAVE GOT REGISTERED A FIRM NAMED ‘GREEN TOUR & TRAVEL’ AND THAT TOO AT A WRONG ADDRESS.  IN ORDER TO FLOURISH THE BUSINESS, ACCUSED PERSONS ALSO INCLUDED ONE SPIRITUAL PERSONALITY (SATSANGI) IN WHOM PEOPLE HAVE GOOD FAITH AND HE WAS ARRANGING LARGE NUMBER OF CLIENTS FOR THE GROUP. 

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Delhi Police Crime Branch team reported to have busted the gang involved in fake passport and visa racket and arrested eight accused among mastermind. 

Keeping in view of the rapid surge in the incidents of fraud committed by organized syndicates on the pretext of sending people to foreign shores and large scale scam running worldwide, Crime Branch was tasked to track down such syndicates and to take legal action against them.

Accordingly, a dedicated team comprising of SI Ajay, W/SI Anupama, SI Mahabir, ASI Gobind, ASI Rajesh, HC Rahul, HC Amit, HC Sandeep, HC Vikas, HC Sonu Sangwan under the leadership of Insp Pawan Kumar and Insp Satyaveer under the close supervision of Sh. Naresh Kumar, ACP/AGS was constituted by Sh. Rohit Meena, DCP/Crime and the team started working on the task assigned. SI Ajay received a credible input that one such gang is operating from Connaught Place, Delhi and other places.

After a diligent ground work, raid was conducted at many places simultaneously and during search, large number of passports incriminating documents, currency, forged bank statements, stamps, letters pads etc. were recovered. Some of the bank statements recovered during raid were got verified from concerned and found forged. Accordingly, a criminal case U/s 419/120B/ 420/465/467/468/471/472/ 34 IPC r.w section 12 Passport Act, PS Crime Branch, Delhi has been registered.

Mr. Ravindra Singh Yadav, IPS, Special Commissioner of Police, Crime, said acused persons disclosed that they are doing the illegal VISA business since last 10-12 yrs under the garb of running tour & travel business in the name & style ‘Green Tour and Travel’. This network is far flung and spread in the many states including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP etc. The members of the racket were using highly encrypted Mobile applications like whatsapp for communication and running this illegal business. Many members of this crime syndicate have criminal background.

MODUS OPERANDI: The illegal VISA syndicate is being operated by one Baldev Raj @ Guruji @ Ronni and Shiva Rama Krishnan assisted by accomplices Neeraj, Sunil and Pankaj. The accused persons were in the business of securing VISA of different countries since last 10-12 yrs and have expertise in preparing forged bank statements, ITRs and other documents required for securing the VISA of different countries.

The standard/quality of forged account statements so prepared by accused persons are of such level that even the bank employees and amazed to see the forged statements during enquiry process. The aspirants are mostly unemployed youth and they wanted to go abroad in search of employment.

Such aspirants don’t have valid documents for securing the VISA viz Bank a/c statements, ITR, valid source of income. For fulfilling the documentary requirement for VISA, accused persons used to prepared above documents through skilled persons and based on the above documents, aspirants used to apply for VISA and getting succeeded in securing desired VISA. Accused persons were charging hefty amounts in lieu of services rendered by them to the aspirants. In order to flourish the business, accused persons also included one Spiritual personality (Satsangi) who was arranging large number of clients for the group. 

INTERROGATION AND PROFILE OF THE ARRESTED PERSONS: Mr. Ravindra Singh Yadav, IPS, Special Commissioner of Police, Crime, said acused persons disclosed that they are doing the illegal VISA business since last 10-12 yrs under the garb of running tour & travel business in the name & style ‘Green Tour and Travel’. This network is far flung and spread in the many states including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP etc. The members of the racket were using highly encrypted Mobile applications like whatsapp for communication and running this illegal business. Many members of this crime syndicate have criminal background and profile of arrested accused persons is as follows:

*Baldev Raj @ Guruji @ Ronni, 54 years R/o Sector 37, Faridabad, Haryana, is the mastermind of the illegal syndicate. He is graduate and belongs to a mediocre family from Punjab. He also contested an election in Punjab and moved to Delhi in year 2003. In Delhi he tried many business ventures and finally adopted business of securing VISA illegally. He selected his team including Sunil Bisht, Nanda Ballabw Joshi & Pankaj in his team. In order to disguise the law enforcement agencies, they opened tour & travel agency in the name ‘Green Tour and travel’ and that also at the wrong address in Connaught place. 

*Shiva Rama Krishnan, 39 years R/o Bhawani Kunj, Vasant Kunj, Delhi is among the main masterminds of this illegal business having links with Punjab & Gujarat based agents. He used to prepare, forged bank account statement, forged and fabricated Income tax returns, Fake Company Documents of clients and other documents required for processing the Visa.

* Sunil Bisht, 40 years R/o Mayur Vihar, Phase-3, Delhi belongs to a poor family and studied in Govt. School, Moti Bagh, Delhi up to 9th class only. He started doing job in a tour & travels in 2004 at H-block, Connaught Place namely ‘Round the world’ where his job was to do visa related work. He has previously been involved in 27 cases related to VISA fraud in year 2010. Thereafter, he roped hands with Baldev @ Guruji in year 2012 and started his own tour & Travel office in the name of ‘Green Tour and travel’.

*Nanda Ballabw Joshi, 43 years R/O Mayur Vihar, phase-3, Delhi belongs to a poor family and studied at Govt. School, Railway colony, Paharganj up to 10th standard. After death of his father in 1997, he started doing job in a tour and travel in the name of ‘Easy travel’. In 2006, he went to UK for job but didn’t settle there and returned in 2012. In 2012, he roped hands with Baldev Raj @ Guruji & Sunil, and started their own tour & travels in the name of ‘Green Tour and travel’. He has links with many other agents working under him.

*Ansh Madan, 23 years, R/o Asandh Karnal, Haryana hailed from a poor family and studied up to 10th class only. After schooling, he started working as a agent securing VISA of different countries. He got arrested in a criminal case. He was securing the VISA to people living in his nearby villages.

*Pankaj Kumar Shukla, 30 years, S/o Jai Mangal Shukla R/o Village- Kohlpur, Azamgargh, UP, belongs to a poor family & is graduate. He worked in Mumbai till 2016, Then, after coming Delhi, he came in contact with Sunil Bisht, Nanda Ballabw Joshi and Baldev Raj @ Guruji and started working for them. He is computer-savvy having expertization in preparing forged bank statements, ITRs and other documents.

*Balihar Singh, 43 years R/o VPO Saunkra, Karnal, Haryana, had studied upto 10th standard only. He was doing kirtan/Bhajan before joining this group and came in contact with Sunil Bisht in year 2021. Thereafter, he started working as agent for them. Being a spiritual personality, many people were having faith in him and hence, he proved to be a great instrument for this group in arranging various clients who were aspirant of going abroad.

*Kuldeep Singh, 56 years R/o Village- Brass, Nissing, Karnal, Haryana had studied up to 5th class only. In order to make easy money in a short time, he roped hands with this syndicate. He was a sub agents working under Sunil and Neeraj in the group. 

ANTECEDENTS OF ARRESTED ACCUSED:
Accused Baldev Raj @ Guruji found involved in following cases:  FIR No. 20/2009 U/s 411/420/467/34/120B IPC & 12 PP Act PS Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

Accused Sunil Bisht was found involved in following cases: 

1. FIR No. 377/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120-B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
2. FIR No. 369/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
3. FIR No. 370/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
4. FIR No. 371/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
5. FIR No. 372/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
6. FIR No. 373/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
7. FIR No. 393/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
8. FIR No. 394/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
9. FIR No. 395/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
10. FIR No. 387/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
11. FIR No. 388/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
12. FIR No. 389/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
13. FIR No. 390/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
14. FIR No. 391/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
15. FIR No. 392/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
16. FIR No. 381/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
17. FIR No 382/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
18. FIR No. 383/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
19. FIR No. 384/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
20. FIR No. 385/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
21. FIR No. 386/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
22. FIR No. 374/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
23. FIR No. 375/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
24. FIR No. 376/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
25. FIR No. 378/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
26. FIR No. 379/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.
27. FIR No. 380/2010 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.

Accused Ansh was found involved in below mentioned cases: FIR No. 351/2022 U/s 420/468/471/120B IPC & 12 Passport Act PS IGI Airport, New Delhi.

RECOVERY:  293 passports including 4 Bangladeshi and 2 Nepali passports.,  Large number of forged bank statements of different Banks., Large number of forged Income Tax Returns of different individuals for different years., Large number of forged documents relating to profile of person in name of some fictitious proprietorship firm or partnership firm with his bank statements., Large number of forged and fabricated documents relating to registration of companies with ROC (Registrar of Companies) for changing the directorship, Cash amount of Rs 5 lacs., 11 High-end mobile phones make Apple, one plus., One IPad Apple, One Apple Macbook Pro., Total 07 stamps of different banks namely Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Canara bank and ICICI Bank, Total 25 stamps prepared in the name of different firms/companies, One External and one internal hard discs containing various forged/fabricate receipts, Large number of other incriminating documents seized from their office as per seizure memo.

Further investigation is under progress. 

 
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