An official from the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi provided the following information to the Research Directorate regarding the availability of fraudulent identity documents in India in correspondence dated 17 April 2007:
To my knowledge there are no identity documents in India that are not altered or counterfeited frequently. Even when we send them for verification we cannot be sure that the "verifier" has not been paid to tell us the document is genuine.Several media sources report the availability of fraudulent identity documents in India (Hindustan Times 24 Feb. 2007; The Hindu 22 Jan. 2005; The Times of India 5 Feb. 2006). According to the Hindustan Times, a couple who were providing fake passports and Pakistani visas were arrested for "helping people illegally migrate to Pakistan on forged visas" (24 Feb. 2007). Another scheme was discovered in 2005, in which fake visas were produced to travel to France and west Asian countries (The Tribune 21 Jan. 2005; The Hindu 22 Jan. 2005). Police recovered more than 30 passports and three French Embassy stamps in the houses of the accused (ibid.). The Tribune states that "[t]he police also claimed to have seized as many as 50 passports" (21 Jan. 2005). In Verification of Verifiers we Trust
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