21 Nov

Police probing trafficking angle on German embassys plaint

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Delhi Police is investigating a suspected case of human trafficking in which unemployed youths were being sent to Germany purportedly to take part in a jujutsu tournament.The complaint in this regard was filed by the German embassy.In the complaint, lodged at Chanakyapuri police station, a German embassy officer alleged that six youths submitted forged documents with their visa applications.He said the six applied for visa purportedly to take part in a jujutsu (a Japanese martial art) tournament at Gelsenkirchen in Germany.The youths, claiming to be students of Sir Marshall Convent School in Punjab, even produced a letter on the schools letterhead, along with their visa applications, police said.Upon verification by the embassy from the school, the letter was found to be forged.In his complaint, the embassy official mentioned the name of the agent, coordinating with the youths for their proposed visit to Germany, as Deepak Sharma, claiming him to be a “suspected human trafficker to Europe”.Sharma allegedly used sports events to illegally transport people to Europe, the complaint stated.”A case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), IPC was registered, said a senior police officer, adding that a hunt was launched for the agent. PTI SLB VIT RC RClast_img read more