A state official says 70 people have been rescued by disaster relief teams, while 13 are undergoing treatment at a regional hospital
The Delhi Police has busted a fake visa racket and arrested three men who allegedly duped people on the pretext of sending them abroad, officials said on Monday.
The accused -- Amit Gaur (36), Chandan Chaudhary (42) and Nitin Nagra (44) -- were involved in arranging fake visas, travel documents and other documents, they said.
According to police, the matter came to light after a man named Gurnoor Singh alleged that Gaur contacted him via social media to give references of clients for tourist and study visa of Australia. He induced the complainant with his connections following which Singh referred five students from his institute to the accused for Australian tourist visa.
A sum of Rs18 lakh (around Dh83,000) was given to the accused and his associates to process the visa. The accused provided five tourist visas in the name of students. Later, when the visas were verified from the embassy, all of them were found to be fake, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Tanu Sharma said Gaur was apprehended on September 11.
During interrogation, he disclosed that he came in contact with Nitin, Manjeet, and Vijay through a commission agent -- Chandan in 2017, who specialized in making fake visas and other travelling documents, the officer said.
"During interrogation, it was found that Nitin, Manjeet and Vijay were masterminds of the syndicate. They were constantly providing fabricated documents to agents operating in Punjab and Haryana," she said.
Raids were conducted at possible hideouts of Nitin who also continuously kept changing his locations. His call details were minutely scrutinized and the team zeroed on his movement in Delhi, she added. "Our team arrested Nitin on September 13," the officer said.
34 people were killed, of which 23 were children, a local police official said on Thursday
He was initially charged under a law that criminalises encouraging dissent against the military, and with breaching immigration rules
The deceased include five students and one teacher, as well as three passengers from the public transport vehicle
Electronic document for citizens and expatriates to commence soon
Both pilots have been evacuated to the nearest military hospital
As the vehicle moved along a treacherous mountain highway, it careened over an edge and plunged at least 500m, with around 45 people onboard
The military acknowledged the malfunction only hours after internet users raised alarm about the blast