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Immigrant fraud case: 1,200 page chargesheet filed for Rs 21 crore frauds

26 Jun 2018
Immigrant fraud case: 1,200 page chargesheet filed for Rs 21 crore frauds

Chandigarh police has filed a 1200 page chargesheet and listed 40 witnesses in Rs. 21 crore frauds against the MD of an immigration consultancy and three others. In a chargesheet, police have suggested that Foreign Horizon Overseas Consultants Managing director ArvindAshat, his wife and firm Managing Director TanishaAshat and their employees Gurpreet Singh of Manimajra and Jagat Singh of Mohali have been tried in court sections 120 (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code.

The accused will claim a trial against the sections of the Emigration Act of 1983. The person guilty of section 120- criminal conspiracy is convicted in prison for up to six months and section 420 can lead to a person sentenced for up to seven years in prison.

Among the 40 witnesses, the police have listed the complainants and officials of ICICI Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sindh Bank, Bank of India, and Central Bank.

A resident of Ludhiana, Rupinder Singh complained that Foreign Horizon Overseas Consultants was involved in immigration frauds and he was lured by a promise given to him by the consultants to send him to Australia within 45 days. However, he alleged, the firm never got back to him after taking money from them.

As Ashat and his team were booked, other people also came out to file a complaint against the firm of duping them. By the end of the report, it came out that the firm was accused of conning 373 people of up to Rs 21 crore.

Source: The Times of India

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