Sector-20 man held for duping residents over marine jobs

The UT Police on Thursday arrested Joginder,a Sector-20 based agent,who was allegedly duping city residents along with his accomplice,Kuldeep,on the pretext of providing job to aspirants who wanted to join the marine sector.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 10, 2013 2:25:56 am

The UT Police on Thursday arrested Joginder,a Sector-20 based agent,who was allegedly duping city residents along with his accomplice,Kuldeep,on the pretext of providing job to aspirants who wanted to join the marine sector.

Kuldeep,who is allegedly the managing director of the Sector-20 firm,is still at large. The two accused were running a firm,Marine Placement Services Pvt Ltd,for the last three years and were allegedly duping people of money by providing them fake permits and visas.

The UT Police had received a complaint about two months back,in which complainant Vikas Sharma had alleged that Joginder and Kuldeep had taken Rs 2.5 lakh from his brother,Pankaj Sharma,on the pretext of providing him a job.

“We had visited marine placement services in December 2011,and the accused told us that they would provide a job to my brother,Pankaj,within a month and they asked for Rs 2.5 lakh for it,” Vikas said.

However,Joginder and Kuldeep were unable to get Pankaj employed,even after six months of the date of registration. The accused allegedly kept delaying the process and demanded more money from the complainants.

“After six months,when we said that we wanted to withdraw the application from their agency,the accused said that Pankaj would be taken to the Jaipur Airport with other candidates,and from there to China,where Pankaj would join the ship crew,” the complainant said.

“When asked for a ticket and visa,the duo said that everything would be provided to Pankaj at the airport. But,at the Jaipur airport,Pankaj’s passport was allegedly taken by the agents,who started to blame Pankaj for losing his documents,” added Vikas.

Police officials said that there was no flight from Jaipur,the day Pankaj was taken there. The incident was reported to the UT Police and an FIR was registered at the Sector-19 Police Station.

“The accused used to provide fake visas and work permits to clients. They had been running this business for the last three years. Joginder was arrested on Wednesday evening from Sector 20 and was produced in a local court on Thursday. He was remanded in judicial custody,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (east) Vijay Kumar.

RLA to auction CH 01 AT series today

The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) will auction the vanity registration numbers in the new series CH 01 AT,on Friday. The department has received 313 applications,of which 178 were single applications,and thus these numbers would be given on the reserve price,while the remaining 135 will participate in the auction and would bid for 47 numbers that will be auctioned. For this series,the date of applications had to be extended,owing to the poor response in the first attempt.

The authority had even cancelled the auction of CH01AR vehicle registration series in the past,due to poor response. Two months back,during the auction of the previous series CH01AS,the authority had to conduct the auction twice,as not many numbers were booked in the first round.

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