In a recent development, two immigration consultants find themselves in legal trouble as they have been arrested for allegedly swindling a Bathinda resident of Rs 7.43 lakh. The police have revealed that a staggering 17 more complaints of similar cheating cases have been reported against the accused, with the total amount involved in the fraud reaching Rs 57 lakh.
The complainant, Gurcharan Singh, has accused individuals identified as Ravinder Singh, also known as Ravi Saab, Manpreet Singh Brar, Pushpinder Kaur, Jyoti Mehra, and others associated with BB Council located in Sector 17. These individuals are alleged to have deceived him under the pretext of assisting with a study visa application for Canada. The incident prompted Gurcharan Singh to file a complaint, leading to the registration of a case at the Sector 17 police station on August 8.
Following a thorough investigation into the matter, the authorities took action. On August 20, Ravinder Singh (25) and Manpreet Singh Brar (50) were apprehended by the police. The investigation also resulted in the seizure of significant evidence, including Rs 12 lakh in cash, 51 passports, 183 cheques from various clients, 10 affidavits detailing agreements between the accused and their clients, a laptop, a CPU, three mobile phones, and a car.
The arrested individuals were presented in court today, and subsequently, they were remanded to judicial custody. Subsequently, the police secured their two-day remand by arresting them in connection with another case.