Ludhiana: Couple, aide booked in pretend air ticket rip-off


Seven days after a journey agent threatened to self-immolate on the janata darbar held by Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging police inaction, a Ludhiana-based couple and their aide have been booked for promoting him 273 pretend air tickets.

The accused have been recognized as Deepak Raj of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Street; his spouse Saru Singh and their aide Deepak Sharma of Adarsh Nagar, Chandigarh Street.

The FIR was lodged based mostly on the criticism of Navdeep Singh, a resident of United Enclave, Manakwal, who owns a journey company. He informed police that he had purchased 273 air tickets from the accused trio, which he later discovered had been pretend. He added that the fraud price him 2.5 crore. Navdeep had filed the criticism on December 13, 2021.

ASI Gurcharan Singh, who’s investigating the case, stated that an FIR beneath Sections 406 (legal breach of belief), 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) and 120-B (legal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code has been lodged at Division Quantity 5 police station after investigation. A hunt is on for the arrest of the accused.

The rip-off had surfaced in December final yr after a number of journey brokers from Punjab, together with Navdeep, complained that a minimum of 300 whole air tickets that they had purchased from a supplier turned out to be pretend.

They’d informed police that the sellers had taken the small print of travellers from them and promised to ship the bodily ticket by December 12, however didn’t and in addition stopped taking their calls. Later, the they discovered that the passenger title report (PNR) numbers given to them had been pretend.

2 booked for duping girl out of 1.3 lakh by posing as MC officers

Two males have been booked for posing as municipal company (MC) officers and duping an aged girl out of 1.3 lakh on the pretext of serving to her safe a authorities flat.

The accused have been recognized as Satpal Singh of Ram Nagar, Bhamian Kalan, and Vijay of Lachhman Nagar, Mundian.

The FIR was lodged based mostly on the assertion of the sufferer, Rama Rani, 60, of Beli Ram Chowk, Chhawni Mohalla. Rani stated that the duo, posing as MC officers, contacted her in 2020 and took 1.75 lakh on the promise of serving to her get a authorities flat.

She stated that when she threatened to file a police criticism after they didn’t fulfil their promise, they returned 45,000 to her. She added that they promised to return the complete quantity, however didn’t, following which she filed a criticism on July 14, 2020.

ASI Balwinder Singh, who’s investigating the case, stated {that a} dishonest case has been lodged on the Division Quantity 4 police station.


Supply hyperlink