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11 years after cheating 31 job-seekers, senior citizen extradited from Singapore, held in Mumbai

The EOW of the Mumbai police had issued a red corner against Mohammed Sultan Kadir

mumbai Updated: Sep 25, 2017 00:04 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Kadir’s wife was arrested in 2007.
Kadir’s wife was arrested in 2007.

A 60-year-old man was extradited from Singapore for allegedly cheating 31 job-seekers of Rs40 lakh in 2006. The Mumbai police arrested him on Sunday morning.

The Economics Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police had issued a red corner against Mohammed Sultan Kadir, after which he was arrested by the Singapore police where he had been living. Kadir’s wife Majeeda was arrested in 2007 for her involvement in the case while Kadir was wanted.

According to an officer, Kadir had promised jobs to 31 people in shipping companies and took around Rs 40 lakh from them in 2006. “A month later, he took the people to Singapore and accommodated them into in a hotel. The next morning, he left for a meeting with the officials of the shipping company. He returned and promised that the firm would hire next month,” the officer said.

He then returned to India with the victims, said the official.

“After this, the victims claimed that Kadir had disappeared and did not attend their phone calls. They gave a written application after which a case was registered with the EOW,” added the official.

In 2007, the police arrested Majeeda as she had also allegedly accepted money from a few victims. The officials then issued a red corner notice against Kadir.

In 2017, the EOW received a tip off that Kadir had been living in Singapore. In May, based on the red corner notice, the Singapore police arrested him. A team of four officials from EOW left for Singapore last week to complete the formalities to bring him back to India.

On Sunday, the police arrested Kadir and presented him before the Esplanade Court where he was remanded in police custody.