A person was arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Gulf countries, police said today. Kamlesh Prashad, Majahar and Riyazudin set up K S Makkah Al Jazeera in Vijay Nagar area and conned several persons to provide them with jobs like plumbers, technicians and cleaners on higher salaries, Deputy Superintendent of Police (CO City 1st) Manisha Singh said. Many persons submitted their passports and the requisite amount with the company when they learnt about the jobs in newspaper advertisements, he said. They were told that the company will provide them air tickets along with food and lodging facilities and in turn they will have to serve the pilgrims during their visit to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, Singh said. The acccused called the the jobseekers to come on July 13 to travel to to Saudi Arabia. However, much to their dismay, they found the shutters of the company closed when they reached there yesterday, the DSP said, adding the job seekers then approached the police. Police said a case under sections 420 and 406 of IPC has been against the accused. Prashad has been arrested while hunt is on to nab the other accused, they said. Police said 155 passports of job seekers from UP, Punjab, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Uttarakhand were recovered from the company. Earlier, the trio have duped several gullible unemployed persons on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Gulf countries, they added.
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