11 Travel Agents Arrested In Delhi For Sending People Abroad Illegally

A travel agent was arrested from South Delhi by IGI airport police. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested at least 11 people for allegedly duping people on the pretext of sending them to foreign countries.

The matter came to fore on September 3 at the IGI Airport where a team of security officials caught a passenger – Deepak Verma – who had travelled to London on someone else’s passport and returned to India.

On being questioned, Deepak Verma disclosed that his journey was arranged by a travel agent, Barinder Singh from Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, on payment of Rs 17 lakh. He was sent to the UK in 2021.

A case under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Passports Act was registered at the IGI Airport and a team was formed to nab Barinder Singh.

On September 5, Barinder Singh was arrested from Capitol Hills Hotel in Greater Kailash, Delhi by a team from the IGI police station.

Barinder Singh disclosed that he used to send people abroad through illegal means and took money for them for the same. He came in contact with Deepak Verma in 2021 and offered to send him to the UK and took a total Rs 17 lakh from him.

Following this case, the IGI Airport police conducted a drive and subsequently, arrested around 10 other such agents, who are allegedly involved in immigration frauds, in the last 30 days.

According to a police officer, Satnam Singh alias Jaggi, Jaskaran Singh, Gurdeep Singh alias Bitto, Sushil Kumar Kaushik, Sandeep Singh, Randeep Singh, Pishora Singh, Sumit Kumar Yadav, Mohammad Suhail, and Anjali were further arrested on separate occasions for sending the passengers to various countries fraudulently. 

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