Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The Times of India reports an increase in immigration fraud (see article below). This is hardly surprising in a market where people eager to gain an advantage over others to cut long processing times for doing things correctly fall prey to unscrupulous individuals who make outlandish promises. Applicants for immigration need to understand that there is no substitute for retaining qualified lawyers specialized in immigration law and following the rules, and that good representation costs money and comes without any silly "guarantees" of success.


Immigration fraud cases on the rise - The Times of India

Immigration fraud cases on the rise
Naveen KaliaNaveen Kalia, TNN Jul 12, 2011, 12.56am IST

LUDHIANA: The last 10 days have seen immigration fraud of around Rs 1.28 crore here, with fake agents duping many from across the state.

Anti-human trafficking cell of police has received around 60 such complaints from January to June.

Some days ago, a case was registered at division number 5 police station in which Jatinder Pal of Thareekay, here, had said that fake agents duped him of Rs 6.5 lakh. ''Yuvraj Singh and Charu Bhardwaj, who ran a private immigration firm in the city, cheated me. I was promised that I would be flown to Canada... I gave them money, important documents and passport. But I was neither sent to Canada, nor my money and papers returned,'' he had said in his complaint to the police.

On July 2, too, 80 person from the city and nearby areas had alleged that a fraud immigration agent, Gurbachan Singh Manku of Shimlapuri, had taken Rs 1 lakh from each of them to send them to United Kingdom.

Additional in-charge of anti-human trafficking unit Jagpal Singh said, ''There are around 300 fake immigration agents here who are running their businesses without a licence. Around five cases of human trafficking have been registered from February to June. A few months ago, Prem Parkash of Basti Jodhewal, an illegal agent, was arrested after he duped 200 people.''

Such agents have their offices in posh localities and some ran their businesses from their homes. Most of the times, their addresses as well as contact numbers were false, he added.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yuvraj Singh Kainth is happily leaving in Toronto Canada and his family is suffering with that case. by Canada immigration is not taking action against him.