The Canadian authority reportedly asked over 700 Indian students to return to their country after they presented fake admission letters to the educational institutions in Canada.
According to the Indian media, the admission offer letters were found to be fake only after they applied for permanent residency in Canada. The students went to Canada in 2018-19 on a study visa. The students had also received work permits in the country after completing their studies.
The Canadian Border Security Agency scrutinised their documents which revealed that their offer letters were fake.
This education fraud is one of its kind in Canada for the first time.
One of the students who was asked to return to India, Chaman Singh Batth, told indianarrative.com, that around 700 students applied for study visa through Brijesh Mishra-led Education Migration Services in Jalandhar, from 2018 to 2022.
Mishra had charged each of the students more than Rs 16 lakh to get their admission into Canadian college. Jalandhar police said that Mishra’s office in the city has been shut for the past six months. The licenses of the company have also been suspended.
Mishra had started the consultancy firm in 2014, a year after he was arrested for allegedly forging documents to send students abroad, reported The Indian Express.