Human traficking gang busted, three held

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Lucknow, Apr 4 (UNI) The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police today busted a human trafficking gang and nailed three persons for cheating youths in the name of sending them to Dubai and other countries for job.

As per the modus operandi, the gang used to take money from youths to provide them work permit mostly in the Gulf regions, but they handed them only tourist visa.

''Over 200 people have been defrauded by the gang, who used to roam around the different High Commissioners in New Delhi to attract youth to come under their dragnet,'' said Additional Director General of Police (STF) Brij Lal here.

Mr Lal said the STF sleuths nailed gang's kingpin Osama Sobra, Mohd Sibu and Mohd Rizwan under Aliganj police station area and seized from their possession 59 passports issued from different regional offices in UP, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.

The STF also recovered four fake driving licences, over 100 photographs along with a large number of original and zerox copies of visas.

The gang members, running a placement agency here used to collect the passports from people on the behest of giving them jobs abroad.

''There is also some information that the syndicate used to misuse these passports by forging their copies and sending other people on them by extracting money,'' the ADG said.

During interrogation, Osama disclosed that in 2003, they had taken a loan of Rs 14 lakh from Allahabad Bank on a fake name of Hussain Ahmed Abbasi and another loan of Rs 4 lakh from HDFC bank on the name of Noorjahan.

While, Osama and Sibu are residents of Chowk area, Rizwan is the native of Daliganj in the state capital.

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