Dubai, Nov 28: An Indian man, who reached the UAE on a tourist visa to seek a job, has been missing since November 9, a media report has said.

Amirthalingam Samayamuthu, 46, a father of four from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, had come over to take up a job in the UAE, the Gulf News reported on Friday.

Samayamuthu's nephew Durai Maniraja, who is a fisherman in Ras Al Khaimah, said his uncle came with three people from Tamil Nadu on November 8.

They stayed in an accommodation in Hor Al Anz. His roommates said the next morning he went to the workplace. After he came back, they went for work at night, Durai was quoted as saying to the Gulf News.

He said Samayamuthu was upset as he would be alone in the room and also wanted to go.

But the others told him not to. There was no news about him later is what they told us, Durai said.

Samayamuthu had not called home as he did not have a UAE SIM card.

His brother-in-law Kannan Nagoorkani, a driver in Jebel Ali, said he approached the Al Muraqqabat Police Station to file a complaint on November 16.

When contacted by Gulf News, an executive of the company which Samayamuthu had visited, said he was on a visit visa.

He said Samayamuthu had not taken his passport or other belongings.

The passport, which was given to the relatives, showed it was issued only on October 16, the report said.

Relatives of Samayamuthu have appealed for help to the Indian mission in Dubai, which said that it has intervened into the matter.

A spokesperson of the Consulate said the mission had intervened in the case after receiving a complaint via a Tweet on Thursday.

We are getting in touch with the relatives and local authorities, he said.

In October, the mission had warned Indians against flying in to Dubai to seek jobs on tourist/visit visas after several job seekers' of different nationalities were denied entry at the airport for not meeting visa requirements, the report said.

The Consulate had also given instructions to ensure that only genuine tourists come on tourist visas.

If you are on a particular visa category, you have to satisfy that you are a bona fide visa holder. No country will accept travellers without proper documents and those who do not fulfil the requirements. We have to respect the immigration authorities' rules and nobody should travel from India to the UAE on a visit or tourist visa looking for a job, the spokesperson, whose name was not mentioned in the report, said.

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Kultali (WB): TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday hit back at the BJP over accusations of nepotism in his party, daring the Centre to bring a legislation allowing only one member of a family in politics.

The Diamond Harbour MP, who is also West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, said he will quit politics if the Centre brings such a law.

Banerjee also said he will publicly hang himself if the corruption charges levelled against him are proved to be true.

The TMC youth wing chief, while addressing a rally in Kultali assembly constituency, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should table a bill banning more than one member of a family from active politics and the next moment, Banerjee will no longer be in the political arena.

"From Kailash Vijayvargiya to Suvendu Adhikari, Mukul Roy to Rajnath Singh, there are other members of your families who occupy important posts in the BJP.

"If you ensure that there will be only one member of a family in active politics, there will be only Mamata Banerjee from our family in the TMC from the next moment. I promise that," he said.

Taking exception to BJP leaders calling him an "extortionist", Banerjee challenged them to prove their allegations and said he will publicly hang himself if the charges against him are proved to be true.

Referring to the Victoria Memorial incident during a programme on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Saturday, he said 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans were deliberately raised to prevent Mamata Banerjee from delivering her speech.

The chief minister had refused to deliver her speech after the slogans were raised in the presence of the prime minister, saying she felt insulted.

"We are proud that Mamata Banerjee made it clear that if Netaji is insulted by such slogans during a government function, we will rise in protest. Bengal will rise in protest," the TMC MP said.

"You can chant Jai Shri Ram thousand times, but at temples, at religious functions, at your place but not in this fashion at a government programme to commemorate an icon like Netaji," he said.

By not allowing her to make her speech in such a programme, they also insulted the people who elected her to the assembly. This reminded people of the vandalism of the Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar bust in 2019, he said.

Coming down heavily on BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee, the TMC leader said, "After waking up from hibernation after three years, he is now making a false claim that he was instrumental in my victory in Diamond Harbour in 2014. He should know what people in the area think about him."

Without naming Chatterjee, a TMC turncoat who joined the BJP in 2019, Banerjee challenged him to contest any of the 31 seats in South 24 Parganas district.

He alleged that the Centre has deprived West Bengal of its GST dues but the state BJP has remained mum on the issue.

Banerjee claimed that while West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has described state government health scheme 'Swasthya Sathi' as a "pack of lies", his family members are queuing at 'Duare Sarkar' (government at doorsteps) camps for the health cards.

"Ghosh's family members are doing the right thing as they are entitled to healthcare benefits under the scheme.

They have also punctured the claims of leaders like him," Banerjee said.

He said that the state government has spent Rs 6,500 crore from its coffers on relief to the affected people in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan.

Mocking the BJP leaders over their allegations of corruption in Amphan relief, Banerjee said, "I think a 'Chhanisree' (cataract-removal project) needs to be launched in the future for the BJP leaders to help them see clearly."

On Banerjee's comments on dynasty politics, Ghosh said that the TMC MP had never raised such demands earlier and is making such statements now as the party is faced with imminent defeat in the assembly elections due in April-May.