US Consulate Files cheating complaint upon 2 Ahmedabad-based couples after discovering their travel claims fake Three persons was arrested on 8 Aug 2019 by the crime branch Ahmedabad following cheating complaints filed by the US Consulate, Mumbai. They had provided false travel documents to many countries, including France, Italy, and Switzerland, to obtain US visas.
The two complaints were filed on 7 Aug 2019 by Brendon Kelley Shaw (41), regional assistant security officer, investigations, at the Bandra (E) US Consulate General’s office. The initial complaint on a couple named Aruna Patel and Mahesh kumar Patel, residents of Bhaktinagar Society in Ranip. The couple had arrived before the US Consulate General, Mumbai, for an interview of visa on 27 Nov 2018. In their visa appeal, they had declared that they had traveled to Switzerland, France, and Italy and now aspired to visit America.
As per the Rajesh Suvera, a crime branch PI, the US Consulate General’s office confirmed the information and found them to be manipulated. The couple later acknowledged that they had never attended the three nations, and the Shenzhen visa number attached on their passports and stamps of immigration were false.
The couple further declared that they had asked the help of Dharmesh Patel, who is a visa agent at Universal Travels on Ashram Road. He had arranged the fraudulent visa and manipulated immigration arrival and exit stamps, they claimed. The couple had accepted to pay INR 7 lakh to him after obtaining the American visa.
In a related case, a couple named Kirtiben and Pushpendra Patel residents of New Ranip had appealed for a visa to the US, declaring that they had traveled to China, Spain, Australia, and Switzerland. We have arrested Arunaben, Mahesh Kumar, and Pushpendra Patel, Suvera stated.
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