The district police have booked a travel agent for duping a local resident of Rs 4.85 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.
In his complaint to the police Sunil Kumar alleged that accused Harmareet Singh had promised to send him abroad and the deal was struck at Rs 8 lakh.
“On June 22, 2010, I paid him the full amount. He assured me that he would send me to the UK after arranging my marriage with an ILETS cleared girl. On February 19, 2011, the marriage was fixed with Amandeep Kaur in Jalandhar and later the marriage was also registered before the sub-registrar in Kapurthala,” Kumar said.
“We never lived like husband and wife. The accused had put our case for VISA before the UK embassy and on April 14, 2011, the VISA was refused due to fake documents, which were arranged by the accused,” he said.
Harmareet Singh was the owner of Xi Overseas Pvt Limited situated in civil lines area of Jalandhar, he said.
“After refusal of my VISA, I approached Harmareet to get my money back and in five installments, he returned Rs 3.15 lakh. Thereafter, in September 2012, he put my application for Czech Republic, which was again refused due to improper documents,” he said.
The police after investigations booked Harmareet Singh, under sections 420 (fraud), 406 (breach of trust) of Indian Penal Code and section 24 of Emigration Act 1983.