Delhi Police bust overseas manpower racket; one held

New Delhi: With the arrest of one person, police on Thursday claimed to have busted an overseas manpower racket duping several people on the pretext of giving them employment in Singapore and other countries and seized forged documents from him.

Sujeet Kumar Biswas (34), hailing from West Bengal and currently living in Laxmi Nagar in the national capital, was arrested after one Ajay Singh complained to the police that he had been cheated by Biswas.

Singh alleged that he and five of his friends paid Rs 2 lakh each, other than the ticket and miscellaneous expenses, to Biswas after he gave an advertisement in English newspapers regarding 'overseas vacancies' for hotel jobs and computer operators in Singapore.

He even sent two persons namely Vijay Raj Bhatt and Prakash Chand to Singapore but both were deported to India when they were found ineligible for employment, by Immigration authorities of Singapore.

"Their documents were also found forged and incomplete. Later, Biswas switched off his phones, blocked e-mail address, closed his offices and disappeared," police said.

Police conducted the investigation on the basis of e-mail address and cell phone numbers given by the accused person.

"The investigation revealed that he was having three offices related to Overseas Job Consultancy at Arjun Nagar, Main Shivalik Road and Laxmi Nagar. But he closed all his offices once he collected money and the victims deported were back from Singapore," police said.

Biswas initially worked for a few good companies dealing in leather business and also owned a fabrication unit in Tuglakabad but failed to sustain good life.

"He went to Singapore and met with two persons namely Ram Tilesmin and Manoj Kr. Jena dealing in Kabooterbaazi particularly targeting gullible persons hailing from remote hill areas and Nepal aspiring to work in hotel industries in foreign countries," they said.

In the process, he collected details of 156 aspirants for employment and sent the details of all these persons to his counterparts working in Singapore so that relevant documents could be prepared and they could further be cheated.

"He did not collect any licence to deal in manpower business from any of the offices/departments in India and did all these things clandestinely using different names and different offices in posh localities," they said.