Jammu Crime Branch of J&K Police Thursday claimed it has busted an inter-state visa racket after arresting a key accused from Punjab on April 22.
The accused Malkeet Singh who was nabbed in Sangrur was running a self-styled company, M/s Wings Canadian Consultants from Bahu Plaza in Jammu, a CB spokesman said.
Singh is accused of duping gullible job aspirants of Rs 45 lakh.
“The accused had also concealed his identity as Gursevak Singh of Punjab,” the spokesman said, adding a complaint against the accused was lodged by Paramjeet Singh and others.
Acting on written complaint, CB started an investigation into the case of the accused defrauding various candidates and duping them of their hard earned money on the pretext of providing study visas and jobs in foreign countries.
The police spokesman said the investigation found that the accused persons, Malkeet Singh Maan and others, had used fake voter IDs and Aadhar cards to conceal their identities.
It was also found that the accused had opened their office in Jammu solely with an intention of cheating and alluring a large number of persons and had obtained around Rs 45 lakh from them by resorting to fraudulent means.
According case FIR number 24/2017 under section 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC was registered against the accused at Crime Branch Jammu and investigation of the case was entrusted to SI Hilal Azhar of CBJ, he said.
“The accused, Malkeet Singh Maan was tracked down and arrested by a team of Crime Branch Jammu on April 22 from Sangrur, Punjab,” the CB spokesman said.