Indian national Mohammad Sultan Abu Bakar Kadir was extradited from Singapore and sent back home to Mumbai on Sunday, to be prosecuted by Indian law enforcement authorities for allegedly running a job scam racket and cheating thousands of dollars from over 30 Indian workers with promises of jobs in Singapore.
Also known as “Captain Kadir,” the accused ran Worldwide Shipping Management – a Singapore-based recruitment firm offering jobs to migrant seafarers in local shipping firms. The company’s Mumbai operations were handled by his wife, Mureeza.
Together, Kadir and Mureeza would conduct ‘interviews’ for workers who apply to the company, hoping to secure a brighter future for themselves and their families. Once ‘shortlisted,’ these aspirants were expected to pay a sizeable amount of Rs 1 lakh or about S$2000 in the guise of a facilitation fee.