The Ahmedabad sessions court denied bail to a Russian national, Vasili Kolesnikov, in connection with a case of forgery under the Indian Penal Code and identity theft under the Information Technology Act.
He was arrested by the cybercrime cell for alleged visa forgery and suspected involvement in drug trafficking operations across cities. Kolesnikov’s lawyer sought bail by claiming his client’s innocence and arguing that merely him being a foreign national cannot be grounds to deny bail.
The accused travelled across the country and stayed in various hotels using forged and fabricated papers. The probe is still underway and the charges are serious in nature.