Police book 3 fake travel agents; seize 12 passports

Police book 3 fake travel agents; seize 12 passports

Agency News

Jalandhar, Jun 15 : The Commissionerate Police on Saturday conducted raids on the offices of travel agents to bring fake agents to task.Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said four teams of police officers accompanied by senior revenue officers made a surprise checking at the premises of over more than two dozen travel agents and immigration companies carrying business of sending aspirants abroad.

He said during checking of immigration licenses and other documents, three companies were found doing business in an illegal way and without any valid documents including licenses to run the immigration business which was mandatory to run the immigration business.Twelve passports and Rs 1.82 lakh were also seized from the trio, he added.

The travel agents have been booked under section 12 of the Passport Act 1960, 13 Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act 2014 and 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC.