Consultancy head at large while victim cries for help from Malaysia
Srinagar: Next time you visit HR consultancies offering a job, watch out! Fake job rackets are mushrooming in the Srinagar city, shattering dreams of several aspirants.
In the majority of cases, the consultancies have been offering jobs in Middle East countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman.
In a new case, Al Hafeez Consultancy operating from Munawarabad, Srinagar has allegedly duped an aspirant on the pretext of providing a job in Malaysia.
An aggrieved job aspirant, Parvez Ahmad of central Kashmir’s Budgam said: “I boarded a flight to Malaysia for my job after paying Rs 1 lakh to said consultancy. On my arrival, police arrested me and said you have entered the country on illegal visa, later i was released by paying 13,000 Rupees to Malaysian police. Even, there was one to receive me, who duped me with another 17,000 Rupees, by saying that your Srinagar based agent has not paid me a single buck. The phone of the contact person of the Srinagar consultant was switched off. Finally, after I managed to call him, and asked him that you have not paid anything to Malaysia based agent, who is now asking me to pay me another 17,000.”
Parvez said he kept calling the person who had taken him there on illegal visa, but he would not respond.
“A few days later, the company were i started working in Malaysia asked me to leave, because of illegal visa provided by Al Hafeez Consultancy” he alleged.
He said he had been promised a good job with a salary of Rs 35,000 plus accommodation and food allowances.
Parvez said he kept trying to contact the said consultants from Malaysia but he would not pay any heed to him.
“We saw severval incident like this from Kashmiri diaspora earlier, and we helped few to get jobs but we can’t help all,” said a well settled employee working in one of the Gulf country.
“The fraud racket is organised with the consultancies in the Valley duping people batch after batch,” he said.
In Kashmir, class fourth jobs that require 10+2 qualification are in great demand. “These youth usually belong to middle class families and once they are duped, it hardly makes a crises,” a person well versed with the system said.
This is not a one-off incident. Fake job rackets have become a booming industry in Kashmir, thanks to shrinking jobs in the private and public sector.
In past, investigations have revealed that after collecting data of the unemployed youth, these fake consultancies publish advertisements in local newspapers, pamphlets and even contact gullible victims on the phone. To lure them, they even book luxurious hotels for interviews.
Good Morning Kashmir tried several times to contact the said consultancy on their mobile number +91- 9070400088, but the number was continuously switched off.
SSP Crime, Kashmir, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray said to send him details on his WhatsApp number. After sending details on his WhatsApp number, he later didn’t received call from GMK, despite many attempts.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal remained incommunicado despite repeated calls and SMS till the tome of filling of this story.
Parvez said that, he is feeling depressed and spend sleepless nights in Malaysia and appealed Indian government to evacuate him.
“I appeal the Indian government to kindly evacuate me, and book this cheater under relevant sections of the law, so that others wouldn’t get trapped in his mission,” Parvez said.