Chandigarh, June 2- Haryana Home Minister Mr. Anil Vij said that a 7-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under the chairpersonship of Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Karnal Range, Ms. Bharti Arora to investigate cases of immigration fraud as well as sending people abroad through illegal means.
The Home Minister said that other members of this SIT include IPS Ms. Nazneen Bhasin, Mr. Rahul Sharma, Mr. Himanshu Garg, Mr. Lokendra Singh, Mr. Shashank Kumar, and Mr. Mohit Handa. This committee will thoroughly investigate and take action against all types of cases related to fraudulently sending people abroad and human trafficking in the state.
Mr. Vij said that America has deported 135 such people to India, 75 of whom are residents of Haryana. Earlier, on May 19, 73 people were deported by the US, and 73 FIRs were filed subsequently which are being investigated thoroughly. He told similar cases can also be reported from other countries. Thus, we have constituted the said SIT to investigate such cases and frauds. He said that this will put a check on the practice of duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad. If there is any victim of such fraudulent practice then he too can contact the said committee.
The Home Minister said that the stories of such victims have been very pitiable as jungle and sea routes are used to illegally send them to America. Not only this, but these people are also tortured, not given food or water, and have to face many atrocities and as soon as they reach America they are arrested and deported to India.