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Diplomatic - February 16, 2023

Indian medical visa aspirants suffering from fake letters

Staff Correspondent: Many medical visa seekers are depriving visa from Indian High Commission due to lack of proper document, especially fake medical appointments. A class of brokers preparing the fake medical appointments by editing others’ appointment. As a result, many critical patients are depriving of visas for treatment in different hospitals of India.
Akmal Uddin Dulu applied for Indian medical visa by appointment at Vellore Christian Medical College. It shows the date of his meeting with the doctor on February 22. But scanning the QR code of this appointment shows the applicant’s name as Akmal Hossain. He is 44 years old. And the applicant Akmal Uddin Dulu is 43 years old. The hospital name field is showing the name of another hospital in Tamil Nadu. Another visa applicant named Amulya Kumar used the same hospital appointment paper. The date of his meeting with the doctor is shown as February 16. Scanning the QR code of that paper shows the name of a woman named Munmun Akhtar. This is also a general practitioner appointment at a clinic in Talinnadu.
Not only is Dulu precious. Many others like them are giving fake appointments. Such fake medical appointments were found while verifying from the Indian Assistant High Commissioner’s office in Rajshahi.
Sources in the Assistant High Commissioner’s office said that medical visa applications are increasing day by day. Earlier, medical visas accounted for one-third of the total visas, but now it is almost a hundred percent. Therefore, 100 medical visa applicant documents are verified as a random sampling method. 50 people are proved to be fake.
In addition to brokers, Indian visa office officials were also found involved in such misdeeds. In the meantime, two brokers have been arrested by the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.
On February 14, an officer named Nafiz was temporarily suspended by the Indian Assistant High Commission in Rajshahi for his involvement in paper forgery. At the same time, Savita Akhter, Executive Officer of Bogra Visa Office, was called to the office for questioning. A recording of his phone conversation with a client was played to him. There he was heard bargaining for a visa. He admitted that he made this phone conversation. He claimed that he only talked to that person for one day.
Recently, a patient named Fatema Begum suffered while getting medical treatment in India after getting a fake visa. The appointment signing officer and the name of the hospital have also changed. But visas are issued on appointment basis in the name of old signatory and old hospital. Fatema’s husband Fazlur Rahman told the hospital authorities that a person named Roy sold such fake documents for Rs 1,000 near the Thakurgaon visa office.
Rajshahi Indian Assistant High Commissioner Manoj Kumar told, “We have facilitated Indian visas. But for the past few days medical visas were increasing instead of tourist visas in Rajshahi. If we have doubts, we check them, some gangs are doing business with them. They are making fake appointment letters. We are working on them. I have already suspended one of my employees for his alleged involvement.
He further said, we want to say that Indian visa has been simplified. Collect visa with correct information here. You shall not resort to any kind of cheat. Get the right visa with the right information.
Meanwhile, the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (DB) arrested two members of a fraud ring for creating fake appointment letters of various hospitals in India on Monday. A computer, color printer and scanner used for making fake appointments were seized from them.
The arrested are Sheikh Md of Shiroil Masterpara of Boalia police station in Rajshahi city. Sheikh Enamul Hasan Tasin (20) son of Abu Saeed and Raihan Kabir (21) son of Israel of Shishapara of Karnahar police station.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Rafiqul Alam told that the detective police raided a shop called Rahman Life Solutions, adjacent to the Indian visa office in Rajshahi. At that time, Tasin and Rayhan were arrested. A case has been filed against them. With the help of four-five people, they created fake appointment letters of Indian doctors and took money by fraud. The operation to arrest the others involved is continuing.
It is not only in Rajshahi but all of the Indian Visa Centres are facing similar practices by the fraudulent brokers.

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