The Sadar police have booked Manjit Singh Rattu, a resident of Ramuwal village, and chief editor of a vernacular daily being published from Jalandhar, and his accomplice Kashmir Singh, a resident of Birpind, for cheating, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.
Amrik Singh, a resident of Talwandi Salem village, had complained to Jalandhar (rural) SSP that he had given Rs 6 lakh to the accused for sending him abroad. But, he was neither sent abroad nor they returned the money.
The SSP had directed the human trafficking cell to inquire into the matter, which recommended the registration of a case, after han inquiry. A case has been registered under sections 406, 420 and 120-B (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The Bilga police have also booked a travel agent Buta Ram of Talwan village for cheating Usha Rani of the same village of Rs 6 lakh on the pretext of sending her abroad.