Agents framed: Future of 700 Indian students in danger, reached Canada by giving 20 lakh each, now being sent back!2 min read
Toronto: The future of more than 700 students in Canada is at stake. These students are being sent to India from Canada. Actually, thug agents who played with his future had sent him to Canada with the help of fake visa. These students had applied for their visas at the Education Migration Service Center located in Jalandhar. It was being headed by a person named Brijesh Mishra, who charged over Rs 20 lakh per student for all expenses, including admission fees, to Canada’s famous Humber College. There was a separate amount for the air ticket and his security.
Now that 700 students with fake visas have been identified by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA), the agency has issued a letter directing them to return to India, reports The Indian Express. These students had gone to Canada for studies in 2018-19. The fraud came to light when these students applied for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada, for which the ‘Admission Offer Letters’ came under scrutiny, i.e. the documents CBSA examined on the basis of which visas were issued to the students In which it was found that the offer letters of all the students were fake.
Investigators said most of these students have already completed their studies, obtained work permits and work experience. When the children applied for PR, only then they got into trouble. This education fraud came to the fore in Canada for the first time. Experts said that such a large number of frauds happened because a large number of people apply in Canada.
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In this case the students said that they are completely innocent as the agents did it very smartly. Many students said that their fees were refunded to them by the agents due to which they took admission in some other colleges. He was less suspicious because of the refund of the fees. A consultant from Jalandhar, who has been sending students to Canada for the past 10 years, told The Indian Express that a number of factors are involved in such frauds, from receiving fake offer letters from colleges to students asking for visas. Providing forged fee payment receipts as the colleges issue visas only after depositing the fees.
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Tags: Canada, Indians, Students
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 16, 2023, 08:43 IST