The district police, on Thursday, booked a teacher for defrauding a man of Daroli Bhai village in the district of Rs 7lakh on the assurance of sending his son and daughter-in-law abroad.
Resham Singh, a resident of Daroli Bhai, in a complaint to senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jatinder Singh Khaira, had alleged that Pardeep Kumar of the same village, who is also a teacher at a school of Bakarwala village under Dharamkot subdivision, had duped him of Rs 7 lakh in 2010 on the promise of sending his son and daughter-in-law to London (United Kingdom) on a permanent basis as he convinced him that he was also working as a travel agent.
Resham told the police that neither he fulfilled his promise nor returned the money over these years.
The senior superintendent of police had ordered Moga Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) to further investigate the entire matter.
Paramjeet Singh, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of AHTC, who probed the matter, said, "In 2010, Pardeep Kumar told Resham Singh that he is also working as a travel agent, so he can send his son Jhirmal Singh and his daughter-in-law to London within fifteen days and it will cost him Rs 13 lakh.
Resham Singh had given Rs 7 lakh as the first installment to the teacher. After a few months, Jhirmal Singh and Amandeep Kaur got their passports with tourist visas of Georgia and not of London. But Pradeep told them that when they will reach Georgia, one travel agent will meet them who will send them to the United Kingdom."
He said, "When the couple reached Georgia airport, nobody met them there and they returned to India after two months."
After the preliminary inquiry into the allegations, the police have registered a case of fraud against Pardeep Kumar under relevant sections of the IPC at the Sadar police station, the police official said, adding that further investigation is on.