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Job ‘scam’: Cops rescue stranded GH youths


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TURA, April 4: The 16 youths from Garo Hills, who were lured with the promise of employment opportunity in a private company and were subsequently left stranded in Mumbai, have reportedly been rescued safely by the Mumbai Police and are now in their custody.
An FIR in connection with the case was registered earlier on Wednesday at Baghmara Police Station, following a complaint by the ACHIK Krima Council, which accused one, Pijush R Marak, a resident of Pandoba Remakona under Lakhipur police station in Assam, of taking the youths to Mumbai.
According to the FIR, Pijush had promised the youths jobs at the Elenti Pvt Ltd Company in Mumbai, and, after taking them there, had left them with the company.
It was also alleged in the FIR that the youths are being mistreated and not being paid any salary.
Informing about the development with regard to the case, sources in the police on Thursday said, “There has been confirmation that Mumbai Police have rescued all 16 of the youths that were lulled with job promises. They are currently in custody of the Mumbai Police and talks are ongoing with the families for their safe return.”
Following the development, the ACHIK Krima Council has expressed its gratitude to the police for their prompt action in the case.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, South Garo Hills Police have arrested one more person involved in kidnapping cases that took place over the past two weeks. According to police, the arrested person belongs to the newly formed GNLA-R (Re-group).
The arrest was made on Wednesday and efforts are on by police to nab the last remaining suspect.


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