Travel agent on law enforcement radar : The Tribune India

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Support

Ludhiana, January 16

Notorious vacation agent Nitish Ghai, who had once hogged the limelight for dealing with more than 100 FIRs of travel and immigration fraud, is yet again on the radar of Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal.

The leading cop has requested Supplemental Deputy Commissioner of Police (Criminal offense) Rupinder Kaur Bhatti to perform a reinvestigation into the pending scenarios versus him and guarantee early justice to all the victims duped by him.

At existing, 14 instances are less than investigation though 86 scenarios are under trial in which the police have submitted challan. In 3 cases, a compromise was realized, reportedly, by compensating the victims of vacation fraud. As for each the law enforcement, a single travel fraud was cancelled and in one particular scenario, Ghai experienced acquitted by the courtroom. Presently, he is out on bail.

The CP while speaking to The Tribune stated because the law enforcement have already launched a probe in opposition to the unlawful journey business functioning in the city in which around 100 FIRs have been registered against more than 200 vacation brokers in the past few days “Now, our emphasis is on the aged travel fraud cases registered in the town in the earlier, throughout this exercise situation of notorious vacation agent Nitish Ghai was observed from whom 105 journey fraud scenarios were being registered in the earlier. I have asked the ADCP to scan all the instances registered in opposition to him,” extra the CP.

ADCP Criminal offense Rupinder when contacted reported she was entrusted the activity to re-probe the scenarios. “We will check out if he has all over again started off the vacation small business on the title of other and if any this kind of point comes to fore, we will pursue legal motion accordingly.,” ADCP added.

Ghai broke all documents of travel fraud in 2018

Over 100 FIRs have been registered versus journey and immigration agent Nitish Ghai in 2018 by then ADCP Surendra Lamba. Virtually 80 for each cent of his victims belong to Punjab. Others were being from Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, HP, and J&K. Ghai had received bail immediately after shelling out sizeable time in jail. Two of Ghai’s firms had been outlined in the listing of illegal vacation agents launched by the MEA. The Tribune was the first to report the advancement of 100 FIRs registered versus Ghai then.

Cops to check out property attachment status

Before, when the law enforcement registered around 100 FIRs towards Ghai, the police had gathered the details of around a dozen primary houses, the market place price of which was in excess of Rs 20 crore. Interestingly, these qualities exist in Ludhiana only. The CP claimed position of house attachment will also be checked and intensified.