Human traffickers have adopted a method to extract money from those looking for jobs in foreign countries. Delhi Police have received a complaint against three men who had taken the complainant's brother-in-law to West Indies after promising him a job in the US. The complainant is now getting extortion calls from there.
"Satish Rai and his brother-in-law Mahendra had met Raju Patel, Rohit Patel and Vijay Patel for a job in the US. Vijay demanded Rs. 12 lakh each and asked them to pay in advance," a senior police officer said.
They handed over their passports and Rs. 4 lakh each to Raju in February 2011. "A week later, the three took another Rs. 10 lakh from them. In March 2011, they told Rai that Mahendra will leave the country first for West Indies," the officer added.
On Rai's questioning them, they told him that the company where Mahendra got a job was in West Indies. "On March 16, 2011 Mahendra departed for West Indies. Few days later, he called Rai and told him that they had been duped," the officer said.
After that, Rai started receiving calls from one Mehta who asked him to send Rs. 2 lakh for Mahendra's visa for Guatemala. Rai contacted Raju who told him that Mehta would kill Mahendra if he did not pay up. "Mehta called again and said that Mahendra was in a US jail and demanded Rs. 20 lakh for his release," Rai said in his complaint.
A case of cheating has been registered at the Safdarjung Enclave police station and police are looking for the accused.