Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police on Tuesday busted an alleged interstate human trafficking racket and arrested six traffickers, including four from Maharashtra.
By busting the racket, the Khandagiri police prevented at least 300 men from getting trafficked to Kuwait on the pretext of getting employment in an oil company.
Police said the four persons from Thane impersonated themselves as Indian representatives of a major oil company in Kuwait.
The racket used to dupe job aspirants by promising them lucrative offers from Gulf countries.
The six accused have been identified as Asgar Ali Sayeed, Sajid Ali Maniyar, Shaik Nizamuddin Gayauddin, Mustak Shaik from Maharastra and Pramod Kumar Moharana and Chittaranjan Moharana of Khurda district in Odisha.
Acting on a tip-off about the interview being conducted by a fake placement agency, police raided the place started a thorough probe.
Commissioner of Police YB Khurania said that due to timely action by police the fake racket was busted.
In another case, the Commissionerate Police arrested a notorious inter-state theft racket in Cuttack on Tuesday.
Police arrested Hemant Das, a resident of Bhubaneswar while investigating a theft case on May 8 occurred in the Cuttack Sadar area.
Three other persons identified as Niranjan Sahoo, Jagannath Senapati and Chagala Moharana were also arrested.
The trio was arrested for allegedly purchasing the stolen items from Das. Das has around 102 cases pending against him.