Hyderabad: Criminals from the city who flee and hide in the UAE can no longer find a legal job there. The UAE government has introduced a system wherein those coming for work must obtain a ‘good conduct and behaviour certificate’ from their home country.
The rule came into effect on Sunday and the special branch authorities here are receiving requests to issue the certificate.
Hyderabad had a record number of criminals who escaped to the UAE on tourist and visiting visas. Later, they find jobs there and obtain a job visa, such criminals stay there for years at a stretch, avoiding local law enforcement agencies. Several persons, including gangster Ayub Khan, who was recently released from the prison had stayed in the UAE after obtaining a work visa before his arrest in 2017.
Several other criminals involved in murder, Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) cases, land cases and other grave crimes are holed up in the UAE.
“The new rule will help ensure that the criminals do not get shelter in the UAE easily. Otherwise, they evade the police due to legal tangles and diplomatic efforts,” a senior police official said....