Three Individuals Booked for Rs 5.3 Lakh Fraud in Canada Immigration Scam

Rozana Spokesman

News, Punjab

Further investigation in the matter is underway

Visa Fraud

MOHALI: The Phase-11 Police Station has initiated legal action against three individuals in connection with a fraud case involving Rs 5.3 lakh purportedly for immigration to Canada. The accused in this case have been identified as Amrit Kaur, Shubham Kumar, and Sandeep Kaur.

The Accused had established an immigration office under the banner of "Blue Star Immigration Group of Company" in Phase-11. A formal complaint was lodged by Karamjit Kaur, a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi Kapurthala, leading to the registration of a case against the accused. The charges filed include sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and section 24 of the Immigration Act.

The Complaint dates back to March 28 when Paramjit Kaur approached the management of the Blue Star Company with the intention of obtaining a study visa for her son, Ekamjot, to pursue education in Canada. The company's representatives had initially quoted a sum of Rs 20 lakh for facilitating visas for Ekamjot and his parents and children to travel to Canada.

Subsequently, Paramjit Kaur made an initial payment of Rs 5.3 lakhs. However, the accused later informed her that the visa had been declined and assured her that the funds would be refunded. Regrettably, the accused neither reimbursed the money nor facilitated the intended visas. Following an investigation conducted by the Anti-Human Trafficking unit, the accused were found to be culpable. As a result, a case was formally registered against the three individuals affiliated with the immigration company.