Shiv Sena activists demonstrate against travel agency in Ludhiana: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Ludhiana, July 24

A notorious agent based in the city, Nitish Ghai, who has already been booked by the Ludhiana police station in more than 100 cases of travel and immigration fraud, deceiving gullible people from various parts of the country, is again under the limelight.

After his arrest by cops from Jalandhar police station in the first week of July this year, along with his aides and the recovery of 536 passports from foreign aspirants, Shiv Sena Hindustan activists today staged a protest unique on Jagraon Bridge.

Sena activists, led by their leader Rajiv Tandon, set up a temporary travel agent office ‘thagi ki dukaan’ (a fraud shop) where a man acting as Nitish Ghai was shown receiving passports and lakhs in cash from innocent aspirants, who were assured visa within 72 hours. Sena leaders also showed how Ghai used to deceive the poor with false promises.

A few years ago, Ghai was initially booked by Ludhiana police in more than 100 cases and was also sent to jail, Tandon said. After being released on bail, Ghai this time opened travel offices in Jalandhar and made millions by deceiving suspected innocent Tandon.

Why delay the seizure of Ghai properties?

Sena Chief Rajiv Tandon said Ludhiana Police had started the process of seizing properties worth millions of dollars bought by Agent Ghai with proceeds from the illegal trade, but did not pursued the matter seriously. “It appears that Nitish Ghai has connections within the police department and the political organization due to which his property is not attached,” Tandon said. “If the police do not pursue the matter seriously, we will stage a protest across the state and in front of the office of the Chief Minister,” Tandon added.

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