25-year-old Yogesh Tiwari, a resident of Yavatmal in Vidarbha, who was stranded in Malaysia after being duped by an agent who promised him a job there, returned here today.
An official in the Chief Minister's Office said Devendra Fadnavis had stepped in to ensure his safe return.
"I am very much thankful to Fadnavis sir. We are feeling proud that we have a politician and CM like him," Tiwari said. Fadnavis said he was happy that Yogesh is back in his home state. "You are welcome! Glad to know you've reached India safely," the Chief Minister tweeted.
Fadnavis also thanked Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Gen V K Singh for their support in the youth's return to India. Tiwari had on Sunday tweeted to Fadnavis describing his plight and seeking help immediately. He told Fadnavis that he was promised a job in Malaysia by a Chandigarh-based agent.
But when he landed in Malyasia, he realised that all of it was a hoax and that the agent was not even there to help him figure out about his work visa. Tiwari, who had given away Rs 1.5 lakh, almost all the money that he had, to the agent as fee, had to resort to doing menial work to survive in the foreign city for the week.
Soon after receiving the tweet, the Chief Minister responded to him and assured him of all possible help. Fadnavis then got in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, which, in turn, contacted the Indian Embassy in Malaysia to sort the problem out.
"I will file a police case against the agent who duped me," Tiwari told PTI.
"Fadnavis ji helped me a lot. I am grateful to him for his prompt response. I had tweeted to him explaining my plight and he reverted the very next day, assuring me all help," he said.
"While in Malaysia, I was apprehending trouble from their local police and government officials as lot of Indians stay there illegally and face action," he said.