Mangaluru: The owner of ‘Academy Career Guidance Incorporation’ (Trust) has cheated a number of people, assuring them of providing jobs to their children in the Army and air-force. He has taken cash as well as post dated cheques from many persons and assured that if they did not get the job then he would return the money. To make them believe him, he had given them post dated cheques signed by him. But even after a year none of the applicants were able to get the promised job. Moreover, the cheques had bounced due to lack of money in the account. The parents of the students came from Madikeri and staged a protest in front of the Academy at Jayashree gate, here on January 5.
Speaking to mangalorean.com one of the victim from Madikeri said that Santosh Kumar, the owner of ‘Academy Career Guidance Incoroporation’ had taken Rs 2 lakh from him promising to provide a job to his son in the army. He had taken the students to Delhi and Hyderabad to answer the entrance examination. After some days, he informed the students that they had failed in the examination. In the Academy, more than 100 students are given training to prepare for the competitive examinations.
Another person said that Santosh had taken Rs 3 lakh from him assuring to provide a job to his son in the army. But from the past one year, neither is there a job nor is Santosh ready to return the money. He also said that Santosh has cheated more than 100 people and took rupees 2 to 4 lakh from them but he has not kept his promise of providing jobs.
The Kadri police arrived at the spot. Later, the protesters proceeded to the Kadri police station to file a case against Santosh.