Karnataka

Job seekers for Middle East should make thorough enquiry: SP

Superintendent of Police Sanjeev M. Patil on Saturday urged aspirants of jobs in the Middle East to not get carried away by promises made by agents and to make a thorough enquiry before accepting the job.

Speaking to presspersons during the weekly one-hour-long phone-in programme held at the District Police Office, Dr. Patil said the Indian Embassy in Riyadh had sent a letter to this effect. Many people were being cheated by agents and were landing in difficult situation in the Middle East. If anyone had any complaint against any agent, they could approach the police and action would be taken, he said.

Dr. Patil said the police were cracking down on ‘matka’ (gambling) in the district and had booked several cases. One of the main accused involved in matka business, Leo Carnelio, was absconding. If anyone had information about his whereabouts, suitable reward would be given, he said.

Dr. Patil said the police had arrested Mohiuddin from Gulvady village in connection with illegal transportation of 25 head of cattle and injuring a police constable at Kandlur in the district on October 17.

In the last week, the police had booked three cases against gambling and arrested three persons, registered two cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and arrested two persons, registered 99 cases under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 29 cases against drunken driving, 138 cases against use of shrill horns, and 905 cases against not wearing helmets, Dr. Patil said.

A total of 29 calls were received during the phone-in programme dealing with various problems.

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