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Duped of Rs 30 lakh by NRI couple, Moga man ends life

Tribune News Service Moga, December 27 Ranjit Singh (55) committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at Kapure village in the district yesterday after he was allegedly duped of Rs 30 lakh by his NRI relatives on the pretext of sending him and his family to Canada for greener pastures. The police have booked the NRI couple — Inderjit Singh and Charanjit Kaur — under Sections 306, 420 and 406 of the IPC along with their three local associates Harjinder Singh and Parmjit Kaur of Kapure village and Bachan Singh of Didarewala village. Kulwinder Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that Inderjit and his wife were their relatives living in Canada. “In 2013, the couple lured my husband by promising to send our family to Canada on a family visa. We gave our passports and Rs 30 lakh i

‘Offered’ Gulf jobs, 80 duped by travel agent

Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 A local travel agent allegedly duped over 80 youths by giving them fake visas and travel tickets for Middle East countries. The issue came to light when a part of the group was left stranded at the Delhi International Airport on December 24. The victims, hailing from various districts of Punjab, protested outside the absconding travel agent’s office and filed a police complaint against him. Narinder Kumar of Jandiala Manjki village said the accused agent, Vishal Sharma, who had an office near the Jalandhar bus stand, had put up an advertisement for jobs in Dubai and Kuwait in a local newspaper last month. “While he sought Rs 60,000 to provide placement at a milk plant in Dubai, he sought up to Rs 1.20 lakh to provide pla...