Vulnerable Youths in the State Lose Rs. 19 Lakh to Immigration Services Fraud


A group of five youths from the state has accused Gurujit Singh, the head of a Chandigarh-based company called ‘Global Immigration Services’, of looting Rs. 19 lakh by promising them high-paying jobs in Canada. The victims, Chandan Das, Antar Das, Shantu Das, Ratan Das, and Parimal Das, who belong to economically weaker sections of society and work as fishmongers, a salesman, and an auto driver, filed a complaint in the West District and Sessions Court after a month of unsuccessful attempts to contact Singh.

According to the victims, Gurujit Singh had claimed that for a payment of Rs. 4 lakh per person, he would arrange a visa for them to work in Canada with a monthly salary of Rs. 3.5 lakh. Believing his promises, the victims collectively paid a total of Rs. 19 lakh to Singh. However, they have been unable to establish contact with him for the past one and a half months.

The victims have lodged a written case in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act, bearing number CRMISC 31/2023. Lawyer Debashis Dutta is representing the victims in their pursuit to recover their money through legal means.

This incident raises concerns about fraudulent practices in the immigration services sector, where vulnerable individuals from economically weaker sections of society can fall prey to false promises and lose their hard-earned money. It emphasizes the need for thorough research and caution when dealing with immigration service providers, and highlights the importance of legal recourse to seek justice and recover lost funds in such cases. The victims, represented by their lawyer, will be seeking appropriate legal action against Gurujit Singh to hold him accountable for his alleged fraudulent activities.



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