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Punjab to crackdown on unregistered travel agents

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents, the government has directed all deputy commissioners and district police chiefs to identify in their districts and take stern action against them.

Acting on Amarinder Singh's directive, has issued a directive to all the top civil and police officials to crackdown on through a series of measures to ensure strict compliance with the laws and legislations governing the licensing and operations of travel agents, a for the said here on Friday.

is known for a thriving immigration and with thousands of people, with youths hell-bent on migrating to other countries even through illegal means.

The take advantage of such people, charge them lakhs of rupees and send them through illegal means to other countries.

In recent years, several youths have died while trying to migrate to other countries while many more are stranded in prisons in other countries.

As part of its drive against unscrupulous agents, the government has come up with new guidelines and instructions to ensure strict compliance with the various laws and legislations governing the registration and functioning of travel agents in



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:04 IST