Jamshedpur: Timely intervention by the district administration and Government Railway Police stopped 62 people from being taken illegally to Bhutan Monday on the promise of providing jobs.
All the 62, residents of East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, had gathered at Ghatsila station, about 45 km from here, to board a train for Howrah and GRP detained them for interrogation, official sources said.
Ghatsila sub-divisional officer Amit Kumar told reporters that the local agent, who had already boarded a train for Howrah in the morning before GRP’s arrival, had lured the innocent villagers.
On questioning it was found that the majority of the men did not have work permits, while for those who did the validity of the permits had expired.
They were allowed to after recording their statement, he said adding that the district administration would arrange for their rehabilitation and accord priority in providing them employment under various government-sponsored schemes.
"We have identified the local agent and an FIR has been lodged by GRP, Ghatsila, he said and assured that stringent action will be initiated against the agent.