A case of fraud of 9.47 lakhs was registered in police station about cheating people under the pretext of issuing visas to Singapore and London. The incident happened in Sayajigunj area of Vadodara city and details of other people were also victims of the scam may comes out during the investigation.
Pareshkumar Patel, who lives in Anand, is involved in farming. He is planning to go to London with his wife to earn money and looking for a good agent. Meanwhile, he approached his friend Ravibhai Barot (resident of Nadiad) who has a photographer’s office in Alankar Tower. He told him to know a trusted agent and he has done a good job of many men and gave guarantee for his work.
His friend then contacted Bhavesh Ghanshyam Valand (Resident of Vaniya Sheri, Vanand Faliyu, Vadodara) and said that it would cost Rs 18 lakhs, and paid an advance of Rs 1.50 lakh on tickets for the work.
Then Rs 2.50 lakh was deposited to convert it into pounds at Delhi. They had stayed in Delhi, guaranteeing to get tickets in two days. However they did not get the ticket and contact Bhavesh but was unreachable. So when they contacted the police, Bhavesh said, “If you have filed a police case, I will not give you money.” Meanwhile, Paresh Patel had lodged a complaint.
Based on the complaint, the police have registered a case of fraud against Bhavesh Kumar and Ravi Barot and initiated legal action against them. Investigations revealed that Bhavesh had also extorted money from other persons in this manner.
In which 10 thousand of Piyushbhai Patel, 1.50 lakh of Abhishek Parekh, 95 thousand of Rafiqbhai, 1 lakh of Bhavin Parmar, 47 thousand of D’Souza Joseph, 98,500 of Jayesh Kumar, 47 thousand of Peter Fernandez, in total 9,47,500 and not returned money to them.