Taking suo-moto cognizance into the media reports of 700 students facing deportation threats from Canada, Jalandhar DC on Friday suspended the license of Agent Brijesh Mishra’s firm and issued a show-cause notice.

After online reports surfaced regarding Canada's deportation of 700 Indian students, primarily from Punjab, police on Wednesday managed to track down the office of Brijesh Mishra, an immigration consultant based in Jalandhar. However, upon reaching the location, they discovered that it had been closed for the past seven months.

Mishra's involvement in the case of the Indian students, who are facing deportation from Canada, came to light when it was discovered that the documents used for emigration were fraudulent. DC Jaspreet Singh has issued a show-cause notice to Rahul Bhargava of Education and Migration Services, which Mishra was a partner of. The DC has asked Bhargava and his partner to appear before him on March 20 to provide an explanation regarding the issue. If they fail to do so, their license will be revoked.

Though police have not received any formal complaint, but they have initiated thier own investigation to verify the details. Deputy Commisssioner of police Vatsala Gupta said, “His (Mishra’s) office has remained closed for around seven months now. Still we are trying to dig up more information on him.”

For the unversed, The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) has issued deportation notices to over 700 Indian students whose admission offer letters to educational institutions were found to be fake.

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