Accused cheated victims of Rs 1.53 lakh for ‘lucrative’ offers in Singapore – Report

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| New Delhi, India | 10 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |

A mother-son duo was arrested by the Indian police on Tuesday (8 Aug 2017) for duping more than 10 people from Haryana and Punjab of Rs 1.5-3 lakh (RM10,000-RM20,000 or S$3,200-$S6,400) each by promising them jobs in a Singapore-based private management firm.

The duo was identified as Manjeet Kaur Gandhi and her son Kamaldeep Singh. Ms Gandhi was the owner of M.K. Gandhi overseas placement agency in Preet Vihar and her son Kamaldeep use to look after management and overseas placements, reports The Asian Age.

On Sunday, Deepak Kumar, a native of Haryana filed a complaint at Preet Vihar police station against Ms Gandhi and her son for cheating job aspirants. In his complaint the victim stated that including him around 10 job aspirants were cheated by the duo on the pretext of providing a job in Singapore, the report said.

“I was introduced to the placement agency through a common friend. Kamaldeep had promised me a teaching job in Singapore with a huge salary. For this, he demanded Rs 3 lakh as a commission and processing fee and for the purpose of obtaining visas. They also charged Rs 8,500 for medical test clearance and all my educational certificates in original,” the newspaper quoted Deepak.

“After getting down at Singapore airport, I got to know that I have been sent on a tourist visa and the job offer letter was also fake. I tried to contact Mr Kamaldeep but he denied to assist and refused to take calls. Some how I managed to get back to India,”

Deepak also mentioned names of other victims in his complaint. The cops are contacting other victims to record a statement.

“Acting on a tip-off from one of the victims, we arrested Kamaldeep from his office located Preet Vihar area,” the report quoted an unnamed senior police official. “We have seized some incriminating documents from the office of the accused. We are now on the lookout if there are more people involved in the racket…“A Fir has been registered under IPC Section 420 (cheating). The case is under investigation.”

 

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