New Delhi: The number of Indians being trafficked to China after being duped on the pretext of a good salary and a job has seen an increase in this year, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday.
Citing information received from the Ministry of External Affairs, Union minister of state for home Hansraj G Ahir told Lok Sabha, "In so far as China is concerned, it has been reported that some Indians in China were brought with the promise of good salary and jobs. They were reportedly duped and abandoned by the travel agencies."
The (Indian) mission in China arranged for their return to India, he said in a written reply.
The data provided by Ahir on "human trafficking cases reported in China" said that while 33 cases have been reported this year, it was 23 last year.
The minister added there had also been some cases where "unscrupulous agents had brought Indian workers to Iraq without valid visa".
He said the MEA had "issued a standard operating procedure in May, 2016 to be followed by the states on receipt of complaints regarding cheating by illegal agents on the pretext of providing overseas jobs".
Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 17:34 PM