Three Punjab travel agents booked for duping two youngsters – Report

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The Punjabi mother forked out some Rs 3.70 lakh (S$7,600 or RM22,500) to land her kid a job in Singapore. That didn’t happen. And now they are chasing after the money which seems to be alluding them.

This is yet another potential immigration scam reported in the Punjab media.

In the latest report, it was reported that three persons running an immigration agency have been booked for allegedly duping two persons duping between Rs 1.72 lakh and Rs 3.70 lakh.

The victims said the agency ‘Vagaband Immigration Consultants’ was not registered and the accused had been “duping” gullible youth by promising them the moon, reports Tribune News Service (TNS).

In the first case, Gurdevpreet Singh, a resident of Patti (Tarn Taran), alleged that Padmini Khanna and her father Raman Khanna took Rs 1.72 lakh from him and promised to send him to Austria on a study visa.

The second complaint was filed by one Vishal Kumar and his mother Sunita Rani. Sunita said Padmini and Resham had taken Rs 3.70 lakh from her to send her son to Singapore on a work permit. She stated that accused neither kept their promise nor returned the money. The police have slapped Sectors 420 and 120-B and relevant sections of the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act on them, the report added.

 

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