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Duped of Rs 15 lakh by travel agents, family in dire straits

Punjab
Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 24 Having lost Rs15 lakh to three Patiala-based travel agents, a family from Sangtiwala village faces uncertain future. The accused had sent their daughter to Bangkok on the pretext of arranging a Canadian work permit, but she had to return after a month’s stay. She is staying away from home, fearing that the lenders will start demanding money after knowing about the fraud. The Lehragaga police have registered a case under Sections 420, 506 and 120-B IPC and 24 of the Immigration Act against Gurdeep Singh, Gindri Singh and Guri of Patiala. Sukhchain Singh, a relative of the victim, said: “After arranging money through loans from banks, relatives and money lenders, the family of Sarbjit Kaur (23), which is into farming, paid Rs15...