Sri Lankan held over trafficking racket in India

A trafficking racket was busted in India with the arrest of a 42-year-old Sri Lankan national. The man had allegedly duped several youth on the pretext on getting them jobs in Malaysia.

The man, Dissa Nayak alias Tushar, was caught from Paharganj when he came to the area to collect money from a woman. “The man used to charge anything between Rs1-2 lakh from every youth. He belongs to Yakwila in the northwest province of Sri Lanka and was staying in Janakpuri. The racket was being run for the last one year”, said additional commissioner of police (Central), Devesh Srivastava. The arrest came following a complaint filed by a woman on October 1.

Nayak, who was working as a marketing agent, is married to a Russian national. He had come to India on a business visa in 2009. “In 2010, his wife came to India on a tourist visa. They rented an accommodation in Janakpuri and Nayak started luring unemployed youths on the pretext of sending them to Malaysia to work at a juice factory owned by his brother. However, the youths were sent to the country on a tourist visa. Malaysian authorities use to deport them to India,” Srivastava said.

The official claimed that Nayak used to change his base frequently in order to avert arrest. (Times of India)