11 people arrested in Haryana for illegally sending people abroad: the Minister of the Interior


Police raided various districts and arrested the 11 people. (Representative)


Police arrested 11 people in Haryana on Tuesday for allegedly sending people abroad by fraudulent means, said Interior Minister Anil Vij.

The move came days after the FIRs were registered following allegations by most of the 76 Haryana residents expelled from the United States that they had been trafficked.

Police raided various districts and arrested the 11 people. A car and Rs 10.52 lakh were seized, said Vij in a statement.

A case has been recorded against them in various sections. So far, 139 FIRs have also been registered, he said.

The 76 Haryana residents who were expelled from the United States were part of a group of more than 160 Indians who arrived in Amritsar, Punjab, on a special charter flight on May 19.

Most of the expelled Indian nationals had entered the United States from their southern border with Mexico after exhausting all legal options. They were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while trying to enter the United States illegally.

FIRs have also been recorded on the complaints of most people deported from the United States after claiming that they were victims of human trafficking.

Vij said crimes such as immigration fraud and “kabootarbazi” (trafficking in human beings) would be eradicated from the state, and a special investigation team (SIT) had recently been established to monitor and investigate these cases.

The team, led by a police inspector general, is made up of six police superintendents.

“This team will investigate immigration fraudsters who trick young people into hundreds of thousands of rupees on the pretext of sending them abroad,” he said.


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