A man living in Gota has been duped of Rs 51 lakh by luring him to get a visitor visa of USA. A complaint has been filed against five people at Navrangpura Police Station.
Shailesh Patel (48) a school said in his FIR that his brother-in-law Haresh Patel, who is in Chicago in the US, told him to help his friend Pragnesh Patel to get the visitor’s visa in December.
Haresh gave the number of a visa agent, Ayaz Syed, to Shailesh. When Shailesh contacted Syed, he was directed to get in touch with Jaswinder Singh Bajwa, the owner of a tour firm.
On January 10, Haresh called Shailesh and said that Bajwa had directed him to deposit Rs 51 lakh with an angadia firm in Chinubhai Tower on Ashram Road. The amount was supposed to be deposited to show banking transactions in Pragnesh’s account.
On Haresh’s instructions, Shailesh went to Shantilal Somabhai Patel angadia and gave Rs 51 lakh to a man present there and collected a receipt.
Shailesh said an office-bearer of the angadia, Manish Patel, told him that he would provide the visa for Pragnesh in two days. But he did not get any call either from Bajwa and from the angadia.
He also tried to call Bajwa and four others, who met him at the angadia firm, and found that their phones were switched off. A complaint of breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy against Bajwa and four others with Navrangpura police.