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Travel agencies sealed,7 arrested in Jalandhar

Seven persons were also arrested by the Jalandhar commissionerate police for duping students of several lakhs.

Written by Express News Service | Jalandhar | Updated: April 14, 2014 5:41:51 pm

Six leading travel agencies,which arranged for students to be sent abroad for studies,were raided and sealed in Jalandhar on Monday. Seven persons were also arrested by the Jalandhar commissionerate police for duping students of several lakhs.

During the raid,the police have recovered Rs 20 lakh in cash,42 passports,154 files — 18 among these had been rejected by the foreign embassies as a result of fake documents being attached.

DCP Jaspreet Singh told mediapersons: “Raids were conducted at six offices of these travel agencies in the various part of Jalandhar city. The raided agencies were Express Students Education Service,Videshyatraa.com,Pyramids Services,Scholars Destination,Easy Way Immigration Consultancy and MK Enterprises Immigration.” The raids follow tip-offs from embassy offices in New Delhi of countries including Australia,UK,USA and Canada.

These travel agencies reportedly used to charge hefty amounts from students — ranging from Rs 5 to 6 lakh — as fee. Later on,however,their visas were rejected as these were made on fake documents.

The arrested included Parshant,Gurinder Bhatti,Bhavnoor Singh,Sam,Mohan Kakka,Lakhwinder Singh and Rahul.

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