City police bust foreign job racket, six held

Hyderabad: The City Police Commissioner’s Task Force personnel raided fake manpower consultancy agencies operating under police limits of Banjara Hills, Humayun Nagar, Mahankali and Abid Road on Thursday and Friday and arrested six people, who were cheating the gullible jobless youth and extracting money. The police also seized Indian passports, applications, CV forms, visiting cards and others from the possession of the arrested. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police B Limba Reddy stated in a press release that the accused — Irfan Ali Khan, 35, (I Contact Consultants, Tolichowki); Mohd Rizwan Qureshi, 46, (Rizwan Tours & Travels, Tolichowki crossroads); Syed Pervez, 30, (Deccan Wings Enterprises, Tolichowki); Syed Abdul Raheem, 35, (Deccan Wings Enterprises, Tolichowki); Mohammed Saleem Khan, 39, (Munavara Tours & Travels, Paradise circle, Secunderabad), and Mohd Ayoob Khan, 47, (Royal Travels, Chapel Road) — were taken into custody. They were allegedly running fake manpower consultancy agencies and cheating the unemployed youth by collecting Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh from each aspirant promising jobs abroad.

The DCP said the accused collected passports and money from many people for Visa processing but failed to provide jobs as promised. The DCP has appealed to the unemployed youth and general public to be more cautious about paper advertisements by fake recruiting agencies. He advised the people to approach recruiting agents who were authorized by the Protector of Emigrants. 

-NSS

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