Polish woman arrested for travelling on fake visa

New Delhi: A 22-year-old Polish woman was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for allegedly travelling on a forged visa, police said on Sunday.

Marzeena Bartosik was apprehended at the immigration late last night before she was to board an Air China flight to Beijing, a senior police official said.

"On scrutiny of her passport, it was found that Indian Multiple visa no-Y 826165 issued at Oslo from November 16, 2011 to November 15, 2012 pasted on page No 35 of the passport is counterfeit," the official said.

A case of cheating and forgery and violation of Foreigners Act has been registered against her.

Bartosik told immigration officials that from Poland she had visited London and Abu Dhabi.

"From Abu Dhabi, she reached Kathmandu on Christmas day and stayed at Yatri Hotel and visited Kaplivastu besides other places. She entered India from immigration land check post in Sonauli on New Year eve. In India, she visited Varanasi where she stayed at Hotel Pallavi International and Othra Resort.

"She told us she also visited Agra and Jaipur, where she stayed at Hotel Pink Palace and arrived in the capital yesterday," the official said.

Bartosik told immigration officials that she received the visa online, he added.