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Lured with jobs, 32 Indians held captive in Malaysia

A Kolkata-based NGO has sought assistance from the Ministry of External Affairs to rescue 32 people from West Bengal, allegedly held captive in Malaysia by two organisations that had hired them. The National Anti-Trafficking Committee has also written to the Prime Minister s Office and the West Bengal Chief Minister s Office to come to the rescue of the people, whose plight came to light through a video shared on WhatsApp, an official of the NGO told PTI Friday. In the video, two people from the group claimed that after reaching Malaysia, passports and visas were snatched and they were taken to Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The two said that they, along with 23 others, were locked in one room in Malaysia by a casino staff, while seven others were held captive in another room, Sheikh Jinnar Ali of the NGO said. The group of 32, including two children, belong to the districts of North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Birbhum, he said. Ali said Indian High ...

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