Delhi – The Indian Express
Chandigarh, June 1 Duped by two travel agents in the name of a lucrative job in Dubai, Bholath youth Khushwinder Singh finally reached home on Friday after spending months in a jail in Ajman, UAE. He had gone missing in November last year allegedly after he was found carrying illegal documents to work in the UAE. In April this year, he was traced to a jail in Ajman. He was deported to India on Thursday night. The Tribune carried a series of reports on his plight. Akali leader and General Secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa had taken up the issue with the Ministry of External Affairs. Khushwinder’s mother Paramjit Kaur and sister Satinderjit Kaur said they had lost all hopes of his return. — TNS The Tribune
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
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...