Punjab

ravel agent booked for duping Kapurthala village resident of Rs 72.50 lakhs

Dilbag Singh | February 22, 2021 03:32 PM

 

LOHIAN KHAS The Lohian Khas police have booked a travel agent for allegedly duping a Kapurthala village resident of Rs.72,50 lakhs on the pretext of sending his family abroad.

The station house officer (SHO) Balwindar Singh said that the accused has been identified as Baljit Singh son of Burr Singh a resident of 6-A, Gobind Colony, Rajpura in Patiala.

 SHO said that Tarlochan Singh a resident of Ram Pur Jagir village in Kapurthala complained to Jalandhar(rural) senior superintendent of police (SSP) that he met the accused in the US  who promised him to migrate his family to the US  for Rs 72.50 Lakhs. He said that he paid Rs 55 lakhs($77000) to the accused  in the US and the remaining amount was transferred to his son’s accounts in Indian banks but no member of his family was  sent abroad nor returned the money and now the accused was  threatening him to kill him  

 SHO said that a case under section 420 (cheating) of the IPC has been registered against the accused after an inquiry.

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