Andhraite files Visa fraud plaint

Published: 27th March 2013 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2013 11:59 AM   |  A+A-

A person from Andhra Pradesh has lodged a complaint with the police after he was allegedly cheated by a Malayali fake recruitment agent promising job in Angola.

Likkidi Shankar, Sai Nagar, Choppandandi Mandal, Karim Nagar, Andhra Pradesh said that a person named Habeeb had collected `12 lakh after promising him job at Angola.

Likkidi told reporters that the agent first gave advertisement in the newspapers in Andhra Pradesh regarding a recruitment drive with the help of a person named Murali Nair.

In February 2012, Habeeb and his wife conducted interview at a luxury hotel in Hyderabad. Another interview was conducted in April 2012 and 88 candidates were selected. Habeeb and Murali Nair collected some money from the candidates and conducted medical test. But even after several months’ wait, the visa was not issued.

After mounting complaints, Habeeb promised that the visa would be issued within a week.

He allegedly collected around `30 lakh from the candidates and issued them fake air ticket and visa. Later Habeeb went into hiding. Likkidi Shankar has lodged a complaint with the Kerala police as well as with police in Hyderabad.

Bijo Alexander, Assistant Commissioner, Thrikkakara, said that the police initiated a probe into the matter but the since the incident took place in Hyderabad, the Hyderabad police have to look into the matter. “The accused persons resided in Kochi for some time but the crime took place in Hyderabad. So the Hyderabad police have to investigate into  the matter. The accused person is absconding now,” Bijo Alexander said.


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