[India], Nov 6 (ANI): The Hyderabad Task Force has arrested a travel agent for duping people on the pretext of providing jobs in Isreal, Ecuador, and other countries.
The officials also recovered three passports, three Aadhaar cards, and two pan cards under different names belonging to the accused, identified as Vosa Gangadhar.
"Gangadhar worked in foreign countries like Dubai, Saudi, Arabia, Singapore, Trinidad, Tobago, Qatar, Bangkok, Zordan, Indonesia and had got familiar with the procedure of procuring a visa. Promising jobs and a better life, he collected about 4 to 5 lakhs rupees from each candidate as per their financial status and also seized their Indian passports," Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar told media during a briefing.
"After receiving the amount and passports, he used to book air tickets and complete documentation work and hotel invitation letters which were done by Puneet, owner of Indo Israel Travels situated at Ghantaghar in the national capital," Kumar added.
The accused used to purposely delay visa proceedings and when people tried to reach him, he switched off his mobile. Till date, he has changed 15 SIM cards and has cheated about 45 to 50 unemployed youths by collecting huge amounts of money.
Apart from the identity cards, the Hyderabad Task Force also seized 2 Indian passports, photocopy of the passport, cash worth Rs. 8,60,000, 3100 USD, Intermediate marks Memorandum, one original Staff Selection Commission (SSC) marks Memorandum, four invitation letters to Ecuador, three mobile phones, one laptop, one two-wheeler and 9 Indian passports of the candidates.
The Commissioner further urged people not to believe any agent who makes false promises of providing employment in the Gulf and other foreign countries without a work permit. (ANI)