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Posted at: Apr 12, 2018, 1:10 AM; last updated: Apr 12, 2018, 1:10 AM (IST)

3 immigration fraud cases, six booked

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 11

The police have booked six persons for allegedly duping five men of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending them abroad in three cases.

Those booked have been identified as Mohit Mehta of New Jawahar Nagar, Batala road; Padmani Khanna, her father Raman Khanna, both residents of Ranjit Vihar, Loharaka road; Resham Singh Dhanjal of Gehari Mandi; Gurjit Singh of Katra Sher Singh; and Shashi Kumar.

In first incident, complainant Shubhash Sharma told the police that the accused took Rs 3.80 lakh from him to send his son Sajan Sharma to New Zealand. The accused even took his passport and other documents. Similarly, Gurcharan Singh and Rashpal Singh complained that the accused took Rs 4.98 lakh for sending them to Canada on work visa. Mohit is said to have given them photocopies of the air tickets and service agreements for the same. But they were later found to be fake.

In another incident, Arshdeep Singh told the Sadar police that Padmani, her father Raman and Resham Singh took Rs 6.75 lakh to send him abroad. They took his passport and certificates but did not keep their promise.

Another complainant, Harish Sharma, lodged a complaint against Gurjit Singh and Shashi Kumar for defrauding him of Rs 1.60 lakh for sending him to Singapore.

Surinderpal Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), North, has been assigned the investigation of all three cases.

The accused have been booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and relevant sections of Prevention of Human Smuggling Act.

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