7 Indian nationals have returned from Iraq after being duped by a woman agent who had promised them jobs.
With the help of the government, identified as Randeep, Baljeet Kumar, Pravjot Singh, Sandeep, Saurabh, Amandeep, and Komalajot were brought back to India safely after living in Iraq for eight months.
These Indian nationals belonged to Kapurthala in Jalandhar. 4 of them were from a village in Phillaur in Jalandhar and were duped by a woman agent who belonged to the same village.
Shiromani Akali Dal’s Bikram Singh Majithia had also held a press conference in Chandigarh on the matter.
Later, on June 13 this year Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal also held a meeting with the Minister for External Affairs regarding the issue.
The families of these youth were waiting at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi to see their children after so long.
All seven of them lost their job only after one month of living in Iraq and had later had to deal with adverse conditions.
Earlier, the Youth Akali Dal had pledged to provide return tickets to the youth following an appeal by SAD General Secretary (Youth Affairs) Bikram Singh Majithia.
Harsimrat Kaur had said that she has been told that the required tickets have been purchased and sent to the youth.
Thanking External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for the affirmative action taken by him to bring the stranded youth back following a representation by the SAD and the parents of the youth, Harsimrat Kaur said the Erbil Consul General extended much-needed legal and financial aid to the youth to help them return to their homeland.