Fake Indian birth certificates in documents seized in South Africa

PTI
Published Aug 28, 2015, 10:43 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 1:12 am IST
The two unnamed men allegedly facilitated fraudulent marriages
Representational Image. (Picture Courtesy: www.mumbaiattestation.info)
 Representational Image. (Picture Courtesy: www.mumbaiattestation.info)
Johannesburg: Scores of fake Indian birth certificates were among hundreds of documents seized by South African officials in King Williams Town after a man believed to be an Indian national was arrested along with a ministry of home affairs official for running a scam. 
 
The two unnamed men allegedly facilitated fraudulent marriages involving illegal foreign nationals, many of them from the Indian subcontinent. The marriages were with women, some allegedly paid large sums in the marriage of convenience racket to secure South African citizenship for the foreign migrants. An investigation by the home affairs counter-corruption unit, SA Police Services Crime Intelligence Hawks led to the arrest of the two men. 
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