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Fake manpower consultancy agency busted in Hyderabad, six persons held
On November 3-4, 2016, the sleuths of Commissioner's Task Force, West, Central and North Zone Teams raided a fake manpower recruiting agency in the limits of Banjara Hills, Humayun Nagar, Mahankali, Abid Road Police Stations and apprehended six recruiting agents identified as Irfan Ali Khan, Mohd Rizwan Qureshi, Syed Parvez @ Syed Affan, Syed Abdul Raheem, Mohammed Saleem Khan @ Saleem and Mohd Ayoob Khan.

The arrested were cheating the un-employed youth and carrying the business of recruitment for deployment of Indian workers with foreign employers without any permission from Protector General of Emigration, Ministry of Labour, Govt of India. The following items were seized from their possession: 1) Indian passports-44, 2) Application/Bio-data forms of applicants, 3) Medical reports of the applicants, 4) Computer systems, 5) Printers, 6) Laptops, 7) Entry books, 8) Fee receipt books, 9) Pamphlets, 10) Visiting cards and 11) Cell phones and other incriminating material.

The above said accused persons were running a fake manpower consultant agency without any permission from Protector General of Emigration, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and cheating the unemployed youth by posing they are licensed/authorized agents to carry on the business of recruitment for providing jobs to Indian workers with foreign employers/companies and collecting huge amounts of Rs 50,000 to 1,50,000 from each aspirant.

The accused persons were collecting huge amounts from innocent people on the guise of providing jobs at Dubai, Saudi Arabia etc like of supervisor, plumber, mechanic, cook, helper, driver, labour etc with huge salaries starting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 by way of giving advertisements in newspapers and also distributing pamphlets in public places. When the innocent aspirants approached them at their office they used to conduct interviews of the candidates, collect their passports and take money as advance to create an impression to the aspirants that they were processing their applications. After the lapse of some days, they were unable to provide visas to the candidates. Despite repeated requests they kept postponing the issue, retaining the passports and money of the candidates.

As per the Emigration Act 1983, the Central Govt. under the Ministry of Labour is the competent authority for the registration/renewal/cancellation of recruiting agents. As per Section 10 of the act, no person to function as recruiting agent without valid certificate. The only certified recruiting agent can carry on business of recruitment for deployment of Indian workers with foreign employers/companies. The holder of the certificate shall conduct business only in the place indicated in the application. The holder of the certificate shall not employ any sub-agent for the purpose of conducting or carrying on his business.

The above accused persons were violating the above sections of law and cheating the un-employed youth by collecting huge amounts in the guise of carrying on the recruitment business as a licensed/certified recruiting agent.

As such an appeal to the unemployed youth and general public to be more cautious about these advertisements and fake recruiting agents and requested to check their genuineness before approaching them for seeking employment abroad. Also requested to approach the recruiting agents who are authorized by POE (Protector of Emigrants).

The arrested accused persons along with seized material were handed over to SHO, Banjara Hills PS, SHO, Humayun Nagar PS, SHO, Mahankali PS, SHO, Abid Road PS respectively for taking necessary action against the accused persons.

The above arrests were made under the supervision of Sri B Limba Reddy, Dy Commissioner of Police, Commissioner's Task Force, by Sri L Raja Venkat Reddy, Inspector of Police, West Zone Task Force, Sri P Balvanthaiah, Inspector of Police, North Zone Task Force, Sri B Janaiah, Inspector of Police, Central Zone Task Force, and SI's & staff of West, North and Central Zone Teams, Commissioner's Task Force, Hyderabad.

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