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Jalandhar: Police award woman for helping nab ‘NRI groom’

July 12, 2017 06:11 PM
Accused Jagjit Singh in custody.

Jalandhar, July 12 - The district police today issued a commendation certificate to Chandigarh woman Navjot Kaur for helping them arrest a travel agent, who married her posing as an NRI and tried to grab her property. Jagjit Singh, a resident of Green Park here, was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, last night.


Thanking the police at a press meet here, Navjot urged women to verify the background of prospective NRI grooms beforehand. She asked matrimonial websites to take measures to ensure the credibility of profiles.


Before Navjot, Jagjit had married thrice. “Jagjit has a seven-year-old daughter from his second marriage solemnised in 2009. After running a travel agency for several years, he started luring women by posing as an NRI and, later, duped them after grabbing their money and property,” Jalandhar Police Commissioner Praveen Sinha said.


He said a trap was laid in May. “Jagjit was contacted through a social media website. He told the girl that he was running an entertainment company. The girl introduced herself as a budding singer and convinced him to meet her in New Delhi,” Sinha said. 

Jagjit posing as Rattan Singh decided to reach Delhi on July 10. The police had already alerted the airport authorities and a team from Punjab was already deployed at the exit gate.


As soon as Jagjit landed at the airport, the police clicked his photograph and sent it to Navjot. Once she confirmed that the man in the photo was Jagjit, the police arrested him. He was brought to Jalandhar today.


The police said Jagjit had two passports with the same photograph. The one in the name of Rattan Singh was issued from Ropar, and the other in his name was issued from Jalandhar.


Jagjit was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in two cases of fraud and cheating registered at the Jalandhar Sadar and Goraya police stations.


He had earlier gone to the US and sought asylum. On learning that he was a PO, the US authorities had deported him. Jagjit landed in Chennai and later managed to sneak into Punjab. He later went to West Bengal and laid low for some time.

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