The Indian police have arrested a mason who posed as the general manager of a fictitious construction company at the US Consulate officials in Chennai to get a tourist visa.
S Joy (42), a native of Ernakulam (Kerala), walked into the US Consulate General's office on Monday after booking an appointment for a visa interview. The official concerned suspected Joy's credibility when he fumbled on questions relating to the company where he claimed to be working as the General Manager. On being grilled further, he spilled the beans, and told them that he was a mason.
Joy worked as a mason with a private builder in Ernakulam. He wanted to pursue his vocation in the US. In Ernakulam, he approached a travel agent, Sunil, who warned him that the Consulate would not grant him the visa if he applied for a tourist visa and mentioned his occupation as ‘construction labourer'. Sunil then forged the documents for Joy, creating a fictitious company where Joy was the GM. He was arrested by Royapettah police.