NEW DELHI: Four persons, including three Nepali nationals, were arrested here for allegedly running a human trafficking racket whose kingpin is operating from Saudi Arabia. Nepal has banned immigration of women to Saudi Arabia and the alleged racketeers decided to take the India route in order to hoodwink the Nepalese authorities. The accused, claimed sources, allegedly sold of these girls for several lakhs.
Nabin Kumar Subedi (35), Ashiq Ali Miya (24) and Uttam Silwal (32), all from Nepal, and Bipin Dahal (32), a graduate hailing from Assam, were apprehended from various places on a tip from central intelligence agencies, Sanjeev Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police ( Special Cell), said.
They allegedly used to prepare fake passports, visa stickers and fake employment stickers of Nepal and used to send people abroad. Fourty-one fake Nepalese passports and 104 fake foreign employment permit stickers of Nepal were recovered from them. Subedi, Miya and Dahal were the first to be arrested on August 21 following a tip off that a consignment of fake passports will exchange hands in Munirka.
Though initially they did not admit the seized passports was fake, Yadav said, Nepalse embassy confirmed that they were not original. “Nepalese women are lured and brought to Delhi by Miya. Fake visa stickers are managed by one Shakir, a Nepali national based in Mumbai. They charged minimum Rs 20,000 per customer. Bisht also charges hefty sums from the employers in Saudi Arabia,” Yadav said.
The accused disclosed that came to deliver the fake Nepalese passports to one Uttam Silwal, a permanent resident of Mahakali residing at Nebsarai. Accordingly a raid was conducted at the residence of Uttam at Nebsarai and he was apprehended.
The accused persons disclosed that the kingpin of the racket is one Ram Bahadur Bist based in Saudi Arabia. On his directions, one Nabin Kumar procured passports and employment stickers from one Shabbir and then he brings them to Delhi. The prospective client Nepalese ladies are lured and brought to Delhi by one Ashiq Ali Miya. Cops believe he is a Pakistani citizen settled in Kathmandu in Nepal and have safe shelters in the capital.
“The fake visa stickers are managed by one Shakir, a Nepali resident who is presently based in Mumbai. After completing the formalities fake employment visa stickers are affixed on the passports of the clients. This employment visa sticker is mandatory for the Nepalese citizens travelling to Gulf countries for job. They also use fake stamps of the Department of Foreign Employment in Nepal.
Meanwhile, accused Nabin disclosed that he has passed class 10 and came in contact with Ram Bahadur who told him that he is a manpower agent and is sending Nepalese women to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries for jobs. Ram Bahadur lured him and asked him to operate from Delhi. Ashiq Ali Miya disclosed that he responsible for luring Nepalese ladies , the prospective clients on the pretext of jobs with good salaries in Gulf countries. Cops suspect his links with some terror organizations with sleeper cells in Nepal. Dahal disclosed he is a graduate. He takes care of arranging air tickets for the prospective clients going to Gulf countries for job. He was earlier arrested in a case of cheating by Chankyapuri police.
“Nepalese Embassy has been informed about their arrest. Further investigation is in progress,” said Yadav.