Bail denied to man accused of providing fake passport

A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a man, accused of providing a fake Indian passport and other documents to a person who was earlier denied visa by the US embassy.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2010, 13:06 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court has dismissed
the anticipatory bail plea of a man, accused of providing a
fake Indian passport and other documents to a person who was
earlier denied visa by the US embassy.

"Considering all the facts and circumstances of the
case, I find no sufficient ground to grant anticipatory bail
to the applicant/accused. Bail application is dismissed,"
District and Sessions Judge S P Garg said.

Refusing to allow the application of Shamsher Singh,
the court said the allegations against him were grave and
moreover, he has not yet joined the investigation and had
remained absconding.

Earlier, an FIR was lodged at Chanakyapuri police
station by Anne M Brunn, Assistant Regional Security Officer
of the US Embassy under various provisions of the IPC and the
Passport Act, dealing with cheating, forgery, conspiracy and
faking travel documents.

It was alleged that Shamsher had provided fake travel
documents, including the passport, to one Lakhvinder Singh who
was earlier denied the US Visa in 2005.

Brunn, in her complaint, had alleged that Lakhvinder
Singh and Baljit Kaur had appeared in the mission on October
14 for an interview to get the US visa.

"During routine biometric scanning, it was revealed
that Singh had also appeared in 2006 in the embassy with
another passport issued at Chandigarh on December 5, 2005 in
the name of Jagdeep Singh," the court said.

He allegedly confessed during the probe that he had
procured two passports with different identities and had
submitted voter ID Card, birth certificate, marriage
certificate and police clearance certificate.

These documents were made available by Shamsher, the
FIR said.

The court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of the
accused saying the matter was serious and a lower court has
already issued a non-bailable warrant against him as he had
evaded the arrest.

PTI