Travel Scam : Fake UK visa lands man in jail

The court, however, turned down the request and sent the suspect to jail


Our Correspondent December 17, 2016
Arrested for threatening a public servant Judicial Magistrate Jawad Adil sent them to Adiala Jail on judicial remand. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a man who tried to obtain a US visa with the help of a fake UK visa. The suspect, Afzal Ahmed, was produced before a judicial magistrate and was sent to jail on judicial custody remand. FIA officials informed the court that the suspect submitted fake documents to US embassy in Islamabad while applying for a visa. The suspect told investigators that he had paid Rs200,000 to a Karachi-based agent Abid Mukhtar for the UK visa. FIA sought four-day physical custody remand of the suspect in order to arrest Mukhtar. The court, however, turned down the request and sent the suspect to jail.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 18th, 2016.

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