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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cops ask for nod to register all immigration firms

Chandigarh (India): At a time when immigration firms in the region have come under the scanner for allegedly cheating hundreds of people, the Chandigarh police has decided to write to the Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, requesting him to authorise them to register all immigration firms in the city.

Police records indicate that there are nearly 6,000 immigration companies operating in the region.

A senior police officer of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the immigration racket, said, “After the surfacing of the immigration frauds, it is now important that we keep a tab on all the immigration firms.”

He said that they decided to take this measure to bring in more transparency and accountability. “If we are allowed to register these companies, no one will be in a position to cheat any resident,” he said.

The SIT is investigating eight cases of immigration fraud against Sector 42-based Healthyway Immigration. About 26 cases of immigration frauds are also being investigated against other immigration firms.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Chandigarh Naunihal Singh said that they will be writing to the Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh and requesting him to authorize them to register all these immigration companies under sector 144 CrPc.

“During the investigation of the immigration racket, the SIT found many loopholes and we are trying to plug them all,” he said.

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