The investigations into the Kuwait nursing recruitment scam has been hampered with the main accused, M. U. Varghese alias Uthuppu (48), reportedly still active and continues to recruit nurses to work for Kuwait's Ministry of Health in spite of claims by India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that he was arrested by the Interpol last August based on a red-corner notice issued against him. According to reports several candidates from Kerala recently appeared for interviews in Kuwait which was reportedly organized by Uthuppu for the Ministry of Health.
Parents of one of the candidate who attended the recruitment meet in Kuwait last week said the tests and interviews were held for posts in hospitals run by the Ministry of Health in the presence of Uthuppu. "Several candidates from Kerala and those working in private hospitals in Kuwait and other Gulf countries attended the recruitment. The candidates from Kerala had gone to Kuwait on visit visas. The interview was held over a period of two to three days and Uthuppu was present at the venue all the while," said the parent of a nurse working in Kuwait who had attended the recruitment drive.
Uthuppu also told some TV channels that he has not been arrested by the Interpol and he was implicated in the case by the CBI which has failed to take action against other recruiting agencies.
Source: Arab Times