The district police have booked six persons, including two Canadian citizens, for duping a youth and his sister of Bhinder Kalan village in the district of Rs 28 lakh by promising to take them abroad.
The accused have been identified as Jaswinder Kaur, alias Jasminder, her son Ravinderjot Singh (a Canadian citizen), Baljit Singh of Thamanwala village in the district, Kamaljit Singh Kaim of Dhaulmajra in Ludhiana, Kulwant Singh Bassian and Kavita Lal (a Canadian citizen).
Reports said Jaswinder Kaur got Hardeep Singh, son of Amarjit Kaur, of Bhinder Kalan village, married with Kavita Lal, a Canadian citizen, in August 2009 and received Rs 28 lakh in installments.
Kavita stayed with Hardeep for one-and-a-half months and returned to Canada.
Hardeep family's submitted case to the Canadian immigration department for sending him to Canada but Kavita did not respond to inquiry calls for confirmation of the file and the application was rejected.
Kavita refused to file review of the rejected case and stopped attending phone calls made by Hardeep's family.
Then the accused promised Amrjit Kaur that they would bring Hardeep's sister Sandeep Kaur to Canada by marrying her to Ravinderjot Singh, the son of Jasminder Kaur, one of the accused.
The police said Sandeep Kaur and Ravinderjot Singh got engaged and the latter would take her on trips. When the girl's family asked Jasminder Kaur for marriage of the two she started making excuses, the police said.
Meanwhile, the family discovered that Ravinderjot was married to another girl of Rajoana village in Ludhiana a month ago. The family lodged a complaint with Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jatinder Singh Khehra, marked an inquiry to SP (detective) Harjit Singh Pannu who found the accused guilty.
Pannu directed the officials concerned to register a case against the accused. Further inquiry has marked to the human trafficking wing of the district police.
Those accused are Jaswinder Kaur, alias Jasminder, her son Ravinderjot Singh (a Canadian citizen), Baljit Singh of Thamanwala village in the district, Kamaljit Singh Kaim of Dhaulmajra in Ludhiana, Kulwant Singh Bassian and Kavita Lal (also a Canadian citizen) under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.