Thane Man Held ‘Captive, Tortured’ in Thailand by Company, Demands USD 3,000 For Release, Claims His Brother

A person based mostly in Maharashtra’s Thane metropolis has lodged a police criticism alleging that his youthful brother has been held captive in Thailand by his employer firm because the final one month, which is demanding USD 3,000 for his launch, an official stated on Thursday.

The sufferer, Ashish Dubey (31), additionally a resident of Thane, had gone to Thailand on September 12 and since then he has been tortured mentally and bodily and compelled to finish the goal given by the corporate of contacting and convincing individuals to purchase cryptocurrency.

He isn’t allowed to get in contact together with his household, he stated. Primarily based on the criticism lodged by the sufferer’s elder brother, a case of dishonest and extortion was registered at Srinagar police station beneath town’s Wagle Property division towards a Thai nationwide, the official stated.

The complainant has additionally raised the problem with the Exterior Affairs Ministry and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO), he stated.

The complainant had received acquainted with a person in Thane, who knowledgeable him about some job alternatives in Thailand. The complainant, who was searching for a job for his brother, sought extra info and was advised that the job was out there in a Thailand-based firm and he would get a wage of USD 1,000 monthly, the police stated quoting the criticism.

The sufferer was interviewed and was later chosen for the job of digital advertising by the corporate. It despatched the visa, flight ticket to the sufferer. Dubey received the job together with a person from Mumbai and one other from China, police stated. “He took a flight to Thailand on September 12 and on his arrival together with the person from Mumbai, he was taken to an unidentified location. He was additionally not given the job of digital advertising as promised,” the official stated.

He was employed by an organization which ran a faux name centre, the place the sufferer was requested to organize faux social media accounts within the identify of ladies. The corporate additionally requested him to persuade individuals into shopping for cryptocurrency and cheat them utilizing the faux social media profiles, the criticism stated.

The sufferer was tortured mentally and bodily and compelled to finish the goal given by the corporate. The safety personnel of the corporate didn’t permit him to get in contact together with his household and held him captive within the firm itself, the police official stated.

The sufferer one way or the other managed to get in contact with the household as soon as, when he narrated the ordeal, he stated, including that the accused firm made a requirement of USD 3,000 for the sufferer’s launch.

The police have initiated a probe into the criticism.

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