Dubai: Dubai Immigration officials have promised to launch an investigation into a company that allegedly supplied more than 50 visit visas to an Indian accused of being an illegal recruitment agent. The visas were allegedly used by Rajendran Gopalan to bring men into the country. The men have complained that they paid thousands of Dirhams (local currency) in India after being promised specific jobs, but on arrival in Dubai they were merely sent for interviews found in newspaper classified sections.

Gopalan was arrested on Friday after job-seekers held him hostage for six hours, demanding return of Dhs.7,000 each of them paid him. There are several such companies which issue visas to recruitment agents, an official of the Indian Consulate said. UNI

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