He used to illegally send people to the United States with false documents, arrested
A 42-year-old ticket agent has been arrested for allegedly forging documents and illegally sending people to the United States, police said Thursday.
The accused was identified as Vishal Bamrate, a resident of Ahmedabad. Four passengers were also arrested in the case.
According to a case registered on July 7, four people from Gujarat – Harshad Kumar Mahendrabhai Patel, Jatin Kanubhai Nayee, Dixitkumar Mukeshbhai Patel and Hitesh Kumar Rohit Kumar Trivedi – were deported by Turkey, a senior police official said.
The reason for their deportation was discovered to be false documents, police said.
The passengers revealed that they wanted to travel to the United States for better future prospects and got in touch with Bamrate, who arranged fake Continuing Clearance Certificates (CDCs) for them, the officer said.
With these fake certificates, the passengers traveled from Ahmedabad to Dubai and then to Iran, the officer said. From Iran, they traveled to Turkey, where they were apprehended and deported, police said.
Police discovered that the accused officer was using international numbers to access WhatsApp and to contact his targets and obtained their contact details. His whereabouts were traced to Ahmedabad and he was arrested on August 11, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) Tanu Sharma said.
The defendant revealed his business had been hit hard by Covid and to make up for the losses he partnered with Dubai-based agent Rupesh Patel to illegally send people to the United States, police said.
Bamrate was in constant contact with Rupesh and later he started tricking passengers and sending them to Dubai from where Rupesh arranged their trip through his associates based on fake documents, Sharma said. .