In a serious case of human trafficking at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, officials from Delhi Police, Immigration and Air India have found to be involved.
The matter came to light when the Immigration department caught hold of eight air travelers flying to Dubai, with fake documents. During the investigation, the eight revealed that an agent had arranged for their visas after charging money. In the process, two employees — one with Air India and other with the Immigration Department helped them get their boarding passes. Two police personnel from the IGI Airport branch are also found to be involved in the offence.
The revelation has created a ruffle among various departments at the Delhi Airport and with pressure from the passengers, Delhi Police has registered a case and arrested Rahul Roya, counter incharge with Air India.
Police said Sikinametla Ganesh’s uncle, who is a Dubai resident, arranged an employment visa for his nephew. However, his visa being of the Immigration Required Category, was required to get a Labour Ministry certified POI to travel to Dubai. Ganesh contacted a local agent, Shekhar who charged him `20,000 to make his travel to Dubai possible and told him to reach Delhi on December 3. On his way to Delhi, Ganesh was accompanied by three other clients of Shekhar. On reaching Delhi on December 6, they met Sanjeev Kumar, Shekhar’s associate and were told to wait at the Departure area. Five other passengers sent by Shekhar also reached and were given boarding passes by Rahul Roy. After some time, two cops reached and snatched their boarding passes