Three Pakistanis dupe Indian with fake visa

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A man from Punjab has accused three Pakistanis of duping him of undisclosed sum by providing him with a fake Australian visa during his visit to Malaysia, police said Thursday.

Baljinder Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab, approached the Australian Embassy here on Wednesday to check the veracity of the visa on his passport, a police officer said. It turned out to be fake

The amount of money Singh paid to the three Pakistanis was not disclosed.

According to the complaint filed by Australian High Commission, Singh approached them to check the authenticity of the Australian visa label pasted on his passport.

Singh informed the high commission that during his first visit to Malaysia in January this year, he had met three Pakistani men, Malik Ali, Ehsaan Khan and Bilal Pinder.

After several meetings they allegedly told Singh that they would arrange a visa for him though he did not meet the country’s requirements.

“They (Pakistanis) kept his passport and arranged his Australian visa. However, a forged Australian visa label allegedly issued from Malaysian post was noted on this passport. Departmental records indicate that no such visa or application was ever processed for the applicant from India or any overseas post,” the high commission said.

It also said, that Singh told them that the he had been receiving about 30-40 calls each day from the Pakistanis asking for more references of people aspiring to travel to Australia.

An nvestigation is on to ascertain the details of the men, police said. A case under section 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code has been registered.

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