The fathers of victims urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring them back to India
The pursuit for bright future has gone wrong for three youths from Hyderabad as they were duped of Rs 55,000 each on the pretext of well-payed jobs in December last year in Malaysia, now they are working as labourers in a steel factory. The fathers of victims urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring them back. The ANI reported this today.
This is not the first incident where some person is duped on the pretext of better future outside India. On New Year’s day, 2018 Chilumala Chandrasekhar returned to India from United Arab Emirates (UAE) after 10 years of wait. 48-year old Chilumala who went to UAE on a visitors visa from India in May 2007 ended up in UAE after he was lured there by false promises made by a fake visa agent in India, according to a report by Khaleej Times. Chilumala since then has been stuck in UAE without residency papers. Chandrashekhar in 2007 aspired to go to UAE leaving behind his family, wife and kids back home in order to build a better future for them. But, he was left stranded in Dubai without residency papers in order and doing labour jobs for the past 10 years.
Chandrashekhar before taking up labour jobs in UAE was a goldsmith by profession and he was promised the same job by the fraud visa agent. The fraudster met Chandrashekhar for the initial three days and Chilumala never saw him again. Chandrashekhar paid him Rs 70,000 along with the cost of the air ticket and a separate down payment for getting him the job. When Chandrashekhar reached Dubai, he found that what the agent promised was fake and Chandrashekhar was left stranded with no jobs in an unknown country alone.
According to a PTI report, concerned over malpractices by unregistered agents who dupe people under the pretext of foreign jobs, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today told states that it is necessary for them to take stringent and punitive action against them to stop this menace. This was conveyed by Swaraj during a meeting with NRI Affairs Ministers of states/UTs here on the subject of promoting safe and legal migration overseas. The meeting was attended by 12 state ministers, including Chief Minister of Haryana ML Khattar, and 31 senior officials of 25 states, an external affairs ministry release said.