Duped Indian workers in UAE provided air tickets to home

August 11th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Abu Dhabi, August 11 (ANI): Three Indian workers, who were duped by a recruitment agent in India, and were left stranded in the UAE, have been provided with air tickets to home.

According to a report in Gulf News, the victims are from the state of Tamil Nadu, who arrived in UAE as a group of ten after they each paid the agent 100,000 Indian rupees.

However, the agent only provided them with visit visas and disappeared upon their arrival in the UAE.

The workers had been promised food and shelter until they were fully settled in their new positions, but were shocked after realizing that they had been tricked.
In desperation, the trio went to the Ras Al Khaimah Indian Association, asking for help.

A.M.M. Noorudheen, general secretary of the Ras Al Khaimah Indian Association, said that three out of the ten victims approached the association in a miserable condition, and the association provided them with food, money and shelter.

With the help of another Indian charity, the association arranged for the air tickets of the three victims who were sent back to their homeland, he said.

He added that the families of the victims had reported the case of the Indian agent to the Indian law enforcement authorities, and the families reported that the authorities had already put the agent behind bars.

We are still waiting for the seven other victims to show up at the association for help but we do not know their whereabouts. They must be truly suffering, said Noorudheen.

We are ready to handle the cases of the remaining victims and send them back home once they appear, he added.

According to Noorudheen, We are ready to investigate and report back to our fellow Indians as soon as possible to avoid them falling victim to these agents.

We do not want Indians to land in trouble, especially when they are away from their homeland, he added. (ANI)

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