Delhi police bust racket in human trafficking

The arrested has been identified as Mahboob Hussain, hailing from Mewat, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.

The gang had so far cheated more than 100 people, he said. They allegedly used to send people illegally abroad by portraying a rosy picture of earning attractive salaries in Saudi Arabia. Fourty-six passports along with six visa photocopies of different people and Rs 3.5 lakh in cash have been recovered.

The arrest came last week following investigations into a complaint filed by three persons from Mewat in Hauz Khaz police station that one Mohd Hussain along with Shakeel had induced them to go to Saudi Arabia by promising them a handsome job and lucrative salary package.

“The gang demanded Rs 90,000 each from all of them with the assurance of a visa for Saudi Arabia. They paid Rs 30,000 each along with their passport and driving licence. They further told them that they had good rapport with Nice Travel Agency who are involved in manpower business. After medical test, the victims paid the balance Rs 60,000,” Dhaliwal said.

However, they did not get visa even after four months. Six others who were also cheated by the gang have now approached the police. Recently, a few of the victims returned from Saudi Arabia without getting a job even after staying there for 2-3 months.

During questioning, Hussain told police that he had taken a room on rent in Kalkaji where he used to bring their targets and convince them. He and Shakeel used to share the ill-gotten gains between themselves. 

“Being a permanent resident of Mewat he knew that most of the skilled worker in the Mewat Region obtained passport with a dream of going abroad to Middle East in search of a good salary. He often worked as middleman, who can arrange their visa through some company for sending them abroad.

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