Patiala, June 21, 2004
Tribune News Service
As many as 38 more complainants came forward today to claim that they
had also been duped by Cherry Immigration Service head Ramandeep Singh,
who, they alleged, had supplied them with fictitious job offers and
even immigration clearances from the Minotaba State of Canada.
The complainants approached district police chief A.S. Rai today. The
SSP has directed the Civil Lines police authorities to make them a party
in the case, which has already been registered against Ramandeep, his
wife Cherry, father-in-law Harnek Singh Gill, brother-in-law Amardev
Singh Gill, and Dimple Walia under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC.
Earlier, a case had been registered against the accused when nine youngsters
claimed that they had been duped by them. With the registration of the
fresh complaint, the total money involved in the racket has touched
Rs 40 lakh.
Meanwhile, the Patiala police has also filed an application in a local
court, petitioning it to give directions forbidding Cherry Immigration
Services head Ramandeep Singh, his wife Cherry and other accused from
selling their properties.
Mr Rai said if it was found that the accused had defrauded the youngsters,
the district police would move another application in the court, urging
for the seizure of all properties and bank accounts of the accused so
that the complainants could be compensated.
The police officer said till now the police had only come to know about
a house of the accused in Majithia Enclave. When questioned that there
was a notice outside this house stating that it had been sold, Mr Rai
said the police would examine when the sale had taken place.
Meanwhile, police sources said that two more complainants had approached
the Civil Lines Police Station, claiming they had also been defrauded
by Ramandeep and the other accused, bringing the total number of complainants
in the case to 11