Need to rein in fraud immigration firms
I agree with the snippet ‘Police crack the whip on fraudulent immigration firms’ that appeared in the ‘Year-end special 2011’ column in the December 27 edition of Chandigarh HT Live.
Chandigarh Police indeed have framed strict rules for immigration firms. Several fraudsters have been arrested and 14 firms are under the police scanner.
A few months back, senior superintendent of police ordered all SHOS concerned to register names of immigration firms in their respective areas, within a week’s time. But to escape the police net, some fraudulent firms have shifted base from Chandigarh to SAS Nagar in the past 2-3 weeks.
Innocent people usually get trapped in immigration firms’ ulterior designs. Such firms make promises to send people abroad in 4-5 months but the hard reality is their dreams of working in foreign lands are never materialised. A special investigation team (SIT) should be set up to investigate into the fraud practices of immigration firms of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar. The SIT should inquire into how many people have been issued work permits for Canada. I am sure the country is not issuing any work permits to anyone.