Delhi: 19-year-old man, father arrested for impersonating pilot to get US visa | Pro IQRA News

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The Delhi Police registered a case against a 19-year-old man and his father for allegedly impersonating pilots and forging documents to obtain US visas based on a complaint by the Regional Security Officer at the US Embassy in New Delhi.

Based on a first tip-off registered on Tuesday in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area, the police have launched an investigation against a travel agent for allegedly forging documents for a father-son duo in exchange for Rs 18 lakh.

The applicant alleged that two residents of Hisar – Keshav and his father Deepak – applied for student visas, but their documents were forged.

“Keshav applied for a visa where he claimed to have undergone ground training at the Patiala Aero Club from June 1 to 30, 2022 and provided a Ground Training Certificate… as proof. In addition, Keshav also provided a December 2021 candidate exam history report from the Director General of Civil Aviation… During the visa interview, Keshav claimed that his father, Deepak Mahindru, is a pilot… To further support his visa application, Keshav also provided financial documents … in the name of his father,” the FIR says.

During an interview with US Embassy officials, Keshav, however, admitted that he had lied and that the training certificates, DGCA exam reports and financial documents were fake and forged and that his father was also not a pilot, police said.

During the investigation, officials discovered that the accused met with a travel agent named Soni in Kurukshetra, who forged documents for a US nonimmigrant visa.

The complainant sought the help of the Delhi Police and the Government of India to nab Sonia for defrauding the officials.

Senior police officers in New Delhi district said three similar cases were reported in April. All the accused have been booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and others.

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