New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) A 34-year-old man was arrested here for his alleged involvement in a fake visa racket, police said on Thursday.
The accused, identified as Mukesh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, was arrested by a team of IGI airport police station, they said.
According to DCP (Airport) Usha Rangnani, an Indian passenger, Sehajpreet Singh, was caught travelling on a fake visa in Thailand in July 2023. He was then deported to India and handed over to Indian agencies.
During interrogation, Singh disclosed that he wanted to go abroad to earn money. He added that he befriended a Punjab-based travel agent named Mukesh on Facebook in 2022, Rangnani said.
Mukesh told him that he worked in Malaysia for many years and lured him with assurance of good job opportunities, she said.
The duo struck a deal of Rs 1 lakh and Singh flew to Thailand where he was caught by the authorities at the airport and sent back to India, another officer said.
Police said the further investigation in the case is underway to unearth the involvement of other agents and to scrutinise bank accounts of Mukesh to trace his possible involvement in other similar cases. PTI ALK RPA