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by June 25, 2016 General

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Gurgaon: Three placement agents have been booked for allegedly “selling” a 26-year-old man as a bonded labourer in Iran. The agents had promised to place the qualified merchant navy sailor in a Singapore-based ship and taken Rs 2.5 lakh from him.

The man, Ravi Kumar, who holds a diploma in the merchant navy course, was rescued along with three others on May 5, following Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s intervention. “In the first week of April 2016, I met the agents in their office, ‘Fee Lite’, in Patiala, Punjab.

They promised to get me a job in a Singapore-based ship and had taken Rs 2.5 lakh from me. On April 20, we reached Mumbai airport, where they asked us to board a plane to Iran. They told us that a ship from Iran would take us to Singapore,” Ravi said in his complaint.

“Among us, a man who was from Kerala sent all the details of our suffering to his family by email. The family contacted the foreign ministry and on May 5, the Iran police rescued us,” he said.

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