Indian Job Scam Accused Extradited from Singapore
Mohammed Sultan Kadir alias Captain Kadir, the alleged job racket mastermind who is said to have duped 32 people after promising them jobs in Singapore merchant navy, was extradited to India on Sept. 24.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police arrested Kadir with the help of Singapore Police which had detained the accused.
Decade-old Job Scam
Police officials revealed that Kadir’s job racket dated back to 2003. He had a company named Lexis Maritime Private Limited at Adarsh Nagar in Andheri West, Mumbai. As a part of the job placement campaign, 32 job aspirants signed up and paid Rs 1 lakh each as facilitation fee. The job placement service was operated by Kadir’s wife.
Once the amount was received , the job aspirants were asked to travel to Singapore with a visiting visa. Once they reached the country, Kadir made lame excuses and did not get them the promised jobs. The job seekers had to return to India following the expiration of their visas.
In 2006, a case was filed against Kadir, and it was later transferred to the Economic Offences Wing. During the probe, the EOW arrested Mureeza, Kadir’s wife. Kadir was in Singapore at that time, and understanding the consequences of landing in India, he never returned.
Arrest with Help of Singapore Police
In 2013, a red corner notice was issued against Kadir. The Interpol and CBI officials followed up on the case with foreign agencies, and he was arrested by the Singapore Police on May 10. His extradition order was passed after the Law Council of Singapore found merit in the case.
“A team of our officers reached Singapore Immediately and produced documents showing Sheikh was an Indian resident and that he was wanted in the city. We have arrested him and got his custody. We have learned that he has visited several countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore, and Indonesia,” an EOW official told Mumbai Mirror.
After reaching India on Sunday, Kadir was presented before a holiday court that remanded him in police custody until Sept. 27.