US Consulate files case against two persons for producing fake documents


Mumbai, Dec 22 (UNI)- The US Consulate filed a case against two persons for alleged cheating and forgery, officials said here on Friday.

A 19-year-old girl from Punjab and a 19-year-old boy from Haryana submitted fake marksheets to the US Consulate in an attempt to obtain a visa.

According to the police report, the accused Harpreet Singh and Yuvraj Singh from Punjab and Haryana respectively had applied for an US visa to verify their original documents.

During the verification process, US official suspected on the authenticity of their documents, Consulate officers initiated an inquiry and discovered discrepancies in their educational records. It was revealed that they had produced fake documents with the assistance of DG Visa Consultancy.

Following this, US Consulate lodged a case against both Harpreet Singh and Yuvraj Singh under sections 34 (common intentions), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code at the BKC police station.

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