Many people fail to understand the difference between real and reel life. Just like movies and series show people getting away to other countries with fake documents, they think it is also possible in real life without falling into trouble. Recently, a Mumbai man, Jatin Kikani, was booked by airport authorities due to allegations of cheating and forgery. He tried to enter the UK using a forged degree diploma that he had.
Mumbai Man Forges Documents To Go To UK
Jatin arrived at the Mumbai International Airport at 2.30 a.m. on October 27 with plans to travel to London, according to the FIR. At the immigration station, he showed his passport and boarding pass for validation.
The immigration inspector saw that his passport was marked ‘Youth Mobility Scheme Migrant’ on page 20. The immigration officer then questioned him about how he got his visa, but he was unable to give a satisfactory response.
Upon the officer’s request for his educational records, he produced a certificate of Bachelor of Science from Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. He failed to give the officer the information they needed when they became suspicious of his degree certificate and sought more details about the university and the city of Amaravati. (As per Free Press Journal)
Agent From Gujarat Fabricated A False Degree
After that, the officer turned him over to the wing in charge so that they could look into it more.
After the investigation was started by the Wing Incharge, it was discovered that his migrant certificate, BSc degree certificate, and other documents were falsified.
He paid ₹1 lakh to an agent from Gujarat named Satishbhai to fabricate a false degree certificate so he could move to London. This forged degree diploma was the basis on which he received the visa.
Under sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery with the intent to defraud), and 471 (fabricated document) of the Indian Penal Code, the immigration officer brought a case against Kikani.
Canadian Authorities Deported Students
In March of this year, authorities in Canada reportedly sent over 700 Indian students home. This was because of a unique case of bogus admission. These students were involved in creating fictitious “admission offer letters” in order to be admitted to the nation for academic purposes, according to multiple media sources.
When these students sought permanent residence following the completion of their courses, the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) launched an investigation into the entire issue.
700 students filed for study visas through Education Migration Services in Jalandhar, according to reports in the media. Brijesh Mishra was in charge of the visa service company. He used to charge students about ₹16 lakh for all of their expenses in Canada. This included the institute’s enrollment fee, among other things.
The fee did not include the cost of airline tickets or security deposits. Students who applied to study in Canada in 2018–19 with Brijesh Mishra’s assistance were under the scrutiny of Canadian authorities. (As per Live Mint)
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