28 Apr 2018 – 14:24
The Peninsula Online
Doha: An illegal recruitment agency has been booked by Indian police for cheating a Qatari citizen. The fraudulent firm took money from the Qatari national for recruiting an Indian female cook and never acted on its promise after receiving their fees, reported Indian newspaper Hindustan Times.
In its report published yesterday the newspaper said that the Qatari national, Khalid Abdulla M S L Zaber, approached the Indian embassy in Qatar with the complaint and on embassy’s initiative, Mumbai police took action against the “recruitment agency owner, who did not have mandatory license from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for running an overseas recruitment agency.”
As per the Hindustan Times report, the victim had contacted the agency Salman Sayyaed Muhad Import Export and Consultant while looking for an Indian female cook.
The agency sent details and signed agreement of an Indian cook for QR1,000 per month to Zaber and he promptly sent the air ticket and QR3,000 agency fees to the agency. However, no one was sent by the Mumbai-based agency after the receipt of the money.
“A case has been registered against the agency’s co-owners Ansari Hussain and Fayyaz Shaikh under sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code and 10 and 24 of Immigration Act,” the report said.