NEW DELHI

Job seekers duped, deported from Dubai

NEW DELHI, MARCH 11. Eighteen people, who had been sent to Dubai for jobs by two agents on the basis of forged documents, have been deported to India. The Indira Gandhi International Airport police have arrested them and launched a hunt for the two agents who are absconding.

The police said the two agents, Aman Gupta and Sunil Gupta, who claimed to have licence from the Protectorate of Immigration (Ministry of Labour), had duped the victims by promising them jobs in Dubai. They had taken Rs. 1 lakh from each of the victims. While the entire group managed to reach Dubai, the authorities there detected that the stamps of the Protectorate of Immigrants on their visas were not genuine. They were then deported to India on Thursday.

The victims, all of whom barring one were from Punjab, told the police that Aman and Sunil had opened an office by the name of "Shubham Enterpises" at Surya Apartments in Ghaziabad. However, when the police conducted a raid there, they found that the accused had fled from there after locking up the premises on March 7. Efforts are now on to trace them.