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Nov 26, 2018
7:01AM

13 Indians get six-month jail in Tanzania for forged documents

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Thirteen Indian labourers, including eight from West Bengal, have been sentenced to six months of imprisonment in eastern Africa's Tanzania for allegedly travelling without valid documents. The labourers were allegedly promised a lucrative salary and sent to Tanzania for doing carpenter's job last October by an agent from West Bengal. 

The National Anti-trafficking Committee  NATC, Chairman Sheikh Jinnar Ali told the news agency that they reached Tanzania on October 27 and were promised visa on arrival and they were detained by the local immigration authorities till November 7, as the labour permits given to them, turned out to be fake. 


Nadia District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rupesh Kumar the police have already arrested the agent involved in supplying forged documents to the eight labourers from West Bengal. 

According to the anti-trafficking unit, they received a complaint from the family members of the victims earlier this month.

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