Our correspondent

Tarn Taran, April 15

Two victims of the scam committed against them by a bogus local travel agency had to move from pillar to post for more than three years to book the defendants by the police who defrauded them of Rs. 14 million.

The case

The victims, identified as Lovepreet Singh and Sandeep Singh, residents of Rajasthan, said here they were lured by the owners of Brilliant Overseas to send them Canada four years ago and took Rs 14 lakh on May 10, 2018 The victim waited a year, but the agency did not respond. They filed a written complaint with the Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) on April 9, 2019.

The victims, identified as Lovepreet Singh and Sandeep Singh, residents of Rajasthan, said here on Friday that they were lured by the owners of Brilliant Overseas to send them Canada four years ago and took Rs 14 lakh on May 10 2018. The victim waited for a year, but the agency did not respond. They filed a written complaint with the Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) on April 9, 2019.

The victims said that since then they had moved from pillar to post and that bribes were also allegedly paid to the police to have the case registered against the accused, but nothing was done to positive way.

The victims had to spend a huge sum to travel to Tarn Taran to pursue the case.

They said the city police registered a case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code against Surjit Singh Bawa, Company Travel Agent, Lovjit Singh Duggal, Gurpreet Kaur, Harman Kaur, Aman Kaur and Paramjit Singh, employees of the company, on Thursday.

The accused had been convicted in similar sections on the complaint of many others in different cases for defrauding them of lakhs of rupees.

The victims, Lovepreet Singh and Sandeep Singh, demanded the arrest of the accused without delay.

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