July 10, 2010 3:35:35 am
British High Commission says four persons seeking to emigrate forged documents with banks help
In what could turn out to be a big fraud,the British High Commission in New Delhi has alleged a nexus between a nationalised bank in Mohali and four persons seeking to emigrate to the United Kingdom.
The High Commission has reported to the Punjab Police that the bank statement submitted by at least four applicants to support their financial position a mandatory condition for procuring visa were found to be fake after verification.
On the basis of a complaint,the Mohali police have lodged an FIR under sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code against four unknown persons. Further probe is on in the case.
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High Commission Immigration Liaison Officer Seema Rana had on June 29 sent a complaint through e-mail to the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) wherein she informed that four persons,who had applied for immigration with the British High Commission,had submitted forged statements shown to be issued from a Mohali bank.
The DGP had marked the complaint to ADGP (Crime),who then forwarded it to the Mohali SSP. Varinder Paul Singh,SP (Detective),was assigned the probe.
Singh told Newsline that although an FIR has been lodged,the complaint is incomplete as it neither mentioned the whereabouts of the applicants nor provided any documents that were alleged to be fake.
In the absence of any specific information,we were left with no other option but to register a case against unknown persons, Singh said,adding that the British High Commission has been asked to furnish the complete details of those applicants besides copies of the documents in question. Seema Rana could not be contacted for her comments despite several attempts.
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