The Jalandhar police claimed to have busted a gang involved in duping youths on the pretext of sending them Malaysia on Wednesday.
The police have arrested three persons including a Malaysia citizen in this regard.
The accused have been identified as Pandian from Malaysia, his accomplices Darshan Singh of Chatiwind village in Amritsar and Ramandeep Singh of Lamba Pind in Jalandhar.
The cops have seized eight passports, Malaysian currency, Singapore dollar, one laptop, and mobile.
In a press conference, the additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-I) Jasvir Singh and assistant commissioner of police (ACP central) Manpreet Singh Dhillon revealed that Pandian was the kingpin of the gang and had come to India five months back on tourist visa.
The officials informed that the main accused Pandian used to show himself as a managing director of a fake company to lure youths. He used to lure youth on the pretext of sending them to Malaysia on a work permit, said police. Further, the gang used to charge Rs 55,000 to Rs 75,000 from one applicant.
The gang used to prepare fake documents including visa, permits . The gang has so far duped around 71 youths as per records from the different localities of the state.
A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act and Immigration Act has been registered at Navi Baradari police station against them.
The accused will be produced in a local court on Thursday. The officials told that Pandian’s other accomplices Sandeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh who are in Malaysia will be brought back here.