Mumbai crime: 65-yr-old held for visa fraud

Updated: May 20, 2019, 07:56 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

The police have booked Najmi for violating the Emigration Act on the complaint of the Immigration Department

The Byculla police have arrested a 65-year-old man from Kurla for violating immigration rules. Najmul Khan alias Najmi, who runs Triotech Consultants in Kurla, would send manpower to Gulf countries on short-term tourist visas and after the visa expired, he would send these people to neighbouring countries.

The police have booked Najmi for violating the Emigration Act on the complaint of the Immigration department. Najmi has sent nearly 27 women to Gulf countries but none of them have returned to India.

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Sources told mid-day that the complaint was registered in January 2017, after the Indian Embassy at Riyadh received a message that a woman had reached Riyadh on a tourist visa and was working there as a domestic help but they were not aware who her agent was. The Mumbai police were contacted and a case was registered at Byculla police station. During investigation, the police learnt that till date, Najmi had sent over two dozen women to Gulf countries on short-term tourist visas.

"We had been looking for him for two years. Recently, we learnt that he was in Kurla. We arrested him and produced him in court," said the source. The investigators suspect that he has a wide network of accomplices.

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