There has been a rise in the number of frauds committed by agents with the lure of a high-paying job or visa in abroad. A similar incident happened to a couple from Ahmedabad. An agent extorted lakhs of rupees from them in the name of Japanese visa and handed them over to a human trafficker in Indonesia.
A couple, along with their three-year-old son and a relative, have been discovered in captivity in Indonesia.
Nepal Singh (25) his wife Achraj Kunwar, (25) their son Devraj (3) and relative Prem Singh (35) residents of Ahmedabad’s Shahibagh, were caught by an illegal immigration agent who lured them to work permits in Japan.
Nepal and his elder brother had an automobile spare parts business in Shahibagh. About two months ago he met Rajendra Singh Chawda, an agent from Chandkheda who claimed to offer people an opportunity to go abroad.”
Nepal asked Chawda if he could earn well in another country despite his limited education.
Rajendra Singh Chawda told him that he could arrange for his family to go to Japan but demanded Rs 15 lakh for the family and an additional Rs 10 lakh for Prem.
Chavda had told Nepal that he can earn 2.5 lakh rupees per month in Japan. But he also said that they will not be able to go directly to Japan, they will have to stay in thailand for five days before going to Japan.
Upon reaching there, Chawda suddenly left, handing them over to human traffickers in Indonesia. Chawda alleged that there were four to five Indians in a hotel in Jakarta, who would make misleading videos to make people like him believe that they were traveling to different countries. Trapped in a small room in Jakarta, Nepal, his family suffered greatly.
Chavda demanded an additional Rs 10 lakh to release him from captivity. “Even though Nepal paid him Rs 15 lakh before leaving Delhi and another Rs 10 lakh after reaching Thailand, he was demanding more money. When Nepal refused to pay more money, they were brutally beaten.
Nepal and his family finally managed to escape from the locked house on Friday night. “They took the help of the Indonesian police and reached the Indian embassy in Jakarta. meanwhile Nepal’s brother contacted the local police in Ahmedabad, but no action was taken against Chavda.