14 youths from Sundernagar jailed in Riyadh; Agents booked

The Hush Post|09:10am| 1-min-read

Two travel agents have been booked for allegedly defrauding 14 youths from the state. The youth belonged to different villages of Sundernagar in Mandi district. The youths are at present lodged in a police station in Riyadh.
Saroj Kumari (35), whose husband Harjinder Singh is among those in the lockup, filed a police complaint. She filed the complaint on behalf of all 14 families against the two agents, a news report said.
The youths had left on July 18 this year. The agents allegedly charged Rs 90,000 each from the youth. The agents had promised a driver’s job on a tourist visa. “After three months, they were promised work visa, but it didn’t happen,” claimed Saroj.

“They have been in the police station for 10 days,” said Saroj. The victims have pleaded with their families to take up the issue with the state government so the Centre could raise the issue with Saudi Arabia for their early release.

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