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Couple among three e travel agents booked for duping Shahkot resident of Rs 4 Lakhs

ASHOK KAURA | April 16, 2021 04:29 PM

SHAHKOT: The Shahkot police have booked three travel agents including a couple for allegedly duping a Shahkot resident of Rs4 lakhs on the pretext of sending him abroad.

The Station House officer (SHO) Surindar Kumar said that the accused have been identified as Pritpal Singh alias Bittu a resident of employee’s colony behind Nimmawala School, Shahkot , his wife Saloni Toor and Niraj of Banda Singh Bahadar Nagar. Ludhianna

SHO said Kaliann Singh a resident of Mohalla Dherian, Shahkot complained to Jalandhar (rural) senior superintendent of police (SSP) that he had paid Rs 4 lakhs to the accused for facilitating his migration abroad. However, they neither sent him abroad nor returned the money.

SHO said a case under section and 420 (cheating) and 120 –B(criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Act has been registered against the accused and further investigation has been handed over to assistant sub inspector Lakhvir Singh

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