Human trafficking racket busted in Bhubaneswar, six held

BHUBANESWAR: Khandagiri police here on Tuesday busted an alleged interstate human trafficking racket and avoided at least 300 men from getting trafficked to Kuwait on the pretext of getting employment in an oil corporate. Police arrested six traffickers, together with four from Maharashtra.
Commissioner of police Y B Khurania said the accused were carrying out a fake recruitment drive in a resort in Kolathia area when the Khandagiri police swooped down on them on Tuesday night time. Police said the four persons from Thane area of Maharashtra--Asgar Ali Sayeed, 40, Sajid Ali Maniyar, 48, Sheikh Nizamuddin Gayauddin, 42 and Mustak Mohammad, 38--were mastermind of the racket. They roped in Pramod Kumar Maharana, 35 and Chittaranjan Maharana, 30, each residents of Khurda district, as their Odisha representatives for the job placement drive.

Police said the four persons from Thane impersonated themselves as Indian representatives of a significant oil corporate in Kuwait. They also claimed to possess a trip agency in Mumbai. Pramod and Chittaranjan too introduced themselves as excursion operators. “Our inquiry printed that the six persons were cheats. They solid documents and claimed themselves as running official trip businesses. They also showed some government documents, that have been found to be fake. They do not personal any authorised or licenced recruitment agency to supply jobs to other folks outside the country,” Khurania said.


Police said aim of the accused persons was once to milk Odia migrant workers. During investigation, police found that the interviewers had implemented for jobs of plumber, carpenter, gardener and motive force. “We had won information about their recruitment drive. We planted two of our men a few of the interviewers to grasp the modus operandi. After close observation, we learnt that the recruiters were fraudsters,” every other police officer said.


"Our well timed intervention foiled the human trafficking bid. We seized at least 75 passports from the accused. The passports belonged to the job seekers. Luckily, the candidates had now not paid any cash to the accused. Each of the selected applicants was once requested to arrange just about Rs 50,000 for the job,” the officer said.


Applicants, who came to grasp in regards to the placement drive from commercial in some vernacular dailies last month, heaved a sigh of relief. “I had organized just about Rs one lakh in a lot problem. I used to be confident to get per thirty days wage of just about Rs 80,000 in Indian currency for job of motive force. Luckily, I used to be saved,” said 30-year-old Dillip Behera from Kendrapada.


In a bid to prevent exploitation of Odia migrant workers in Middle East and South East Asian nations, the state government had lately requested the labour and employees state insurance (ESI) division to create a database of recruitment businesses that offer jobs to youths outside the country. The additional director common of police of state Crime Branch Santosh Upadhyay too lately circulated an advisory to all SPs to prevent human trafficking.
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