Punjab Immigration Firm Booked For Fraud

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MOHALI – Flooded with complaints against local immigration company Jet International Placement Services, the Mohali police today slapped three cases of cheating, fraud and criminal conspiracy against the proprietors of the company, Deepak Arora, Karandeep Singh and Madh Pandey.

In the past two months, 10 cases of cheating have been registered against them. In the three cases registered today, 77 persons from Jalandhar, Patiala, and Gurdaspur had complained to the police that the company had taken Rs 35 lakh to arrange visas for Switzerland. All the individuals had given around Rs 1 lakh each. The money was taken from victims on different dates. “When the visa seekers sought a refund, cheques issued by the company bounced”, said Superintendent of Police (City) Harpreet Singh. The Mohali Phase 1 Police Station and the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) are investigating the cases.

In June last, the Mohali police had registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC and the Immigration Act against the owners and employees of the company on the complaint of Pushpa Salaria, chairperson of the Human Rights Protection Forum, for duping many residents. She had complained that the company took money from persons to send them abroad on work permits.

Last week, the police had registered another case against Deepak Arora on the complaint of Jai Singh, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, for duping him.

The SP (City) said arrest warrants had been issued against the persons named in the FIRs.