The police on Monday arrested seven persons for allegedly cheating unemployed men and women by sending them to UAE and other Gulf countries on tampered visas.
Officers of South Zone Special Team and the police stations under the South Zone raided offices of several travel agencies in the city and arrested Jagannath Sadashiva Shewale alias Jaggu, a native of Satara in Maharashtra, his son Mallikarjun and five others, police said.
Indian passports and copies of visas were seized from Shewale’s possession.
He allegedly confessed that he had sent between 200 to 250 people to the Gulf countries. These agents tampered with visas and sent the people abroad without the work agreement documents from the overseas employers where the employer has to give undertaking about salary to be paid.
“The accused would keep the innocent people under an illusion that they would be receiving huge salaries and sent them to the Gulf countries on tampered visit visas,” a police release said.