Kuwait job fraud: Case to be reviewed after Eid holidays
MANGALURU: It was a disappointing Monday for the 72 Indian workers trapped in Kuwait as the Shoon Office (Labour Office), Kuwait, is closed due to Eid. It will start working on Sunday after the Eid holidays.
The company that employed the workers, had on Sunday, agreed to give back their passports along with cancelled resident visas on Monday. But with start of the festive season, all the officials at the Shoon office left early much to the disappointment of the beleaguered Indian workers.
day, the workers should get their passports and salaries,” he added.
But he still wondered how the workers will return back to India as the company reportedly has assured to pay only about Kuwaiti Dinar (KD) 44 (about Rs 10,000)
It may be recalled that as many as 34 youths from Dakshina Kannada have been trapped in Kuwait for the past six months due to alleged job fraud by a blacklisted recruitment agency. Their plight came to light after a video went viral on social media, in which the stranded youths were heard saying they went to Kuwait on employment visa through the city-based placement agency. However, after landing into Kuwait, they realized that they were conned.