Five booked for human trafficking in Uttar Pradesh

December 13th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Five people, including two women, who used to fleece youths by promising them jobs abroad have been booked in Uttar Pradesh for human trafficking, the police said Saturday.”We are on the look out of the five, who used to fleece money from youths with the promise of providing them with jobs in foreign countries,” police Inspector I.M. Verma told IANS.

The five, who are absconding, used to procure fake visas for their clients for sending them abroad, the police said.

“In some cases, the they provided tourist visas to their clients and sent them to Malaysia for jobs. For such a visa, they used to charge Rs.200,000-300,000,” Verma added.

Acting on complaints of some people who were asked to pay Rs.300,000 for getting a job abroad, the police have booked the five accused, who used to run an office in Bhootpuri locality in Bijnore town of the district, some 250 km from Lucknow.

“We raided the office today (Saturday). We have seized some documents,” Verma said.

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