Sarabjit Pandher, The Hindu, 8 July 2014

A group of 28 Iraq returnees on Monday filed a complaint with the Chandigarh police against a manpower consultancy firm that also doubles as a travel agency for ‘duping and causing them substantial financial losses’. They have also threatened to protest in front of the Punjab Assembly, which meets for its budget session on July 15, if their money was not returned.

Talking to The Hindu the group leader, Sukhwinder Singh, who lives in Kharar town in S.A.S. Nagar district of Punjab on the outskirts of Chandigarh, said the group, which had members from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh, were contracted for employment in Iraq by a Chandigarh-based company Shiv Enterprises. They were given to understand that they would get a monthly salary ranging between 500 and 800 US dollars by a reputed British construction company.



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