Mangaluru: Three persons from ‘Academy Career Guidance Incorporation’ (Trust) were arrested by the Kadri police from Bikkarnakatte here on April 21.
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. Cash as well as post dated cheques were taken from many persons with promise that, if they did not get the job their money would be returned. To gain their trust, 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. In this regard the parents and the students had protested in front of the academy atBikkarnakatte on January 5.
On April 21, more than 23 students came to the academy to get their money back, but all of them were locked in a room by the security and other two persons. Sensing danger, the students called and informed the police as well as the mediapersons.
DCP law and order Santosh Babu along with Kadri inspector Nagaraj reached the spot and released the students from the room. Students also revealed that the security guard along with the Physical training teacher and assistant had locked them in the room.
Speaking to the mediapersons students said that when they came to the academy on April 14, the owner of the trust Santosh had promised to pay their money back as they did not get the job through his trust. But he has been absconding since then.
DCP Santhosh Babu assured to arrest Santosh and directed the inspector of Kadri station to issue a search warrant for him. Santosh is involved in issuing fake certificates and cheating people by promising them of providing jobs in railways and air-force taking huge amount of money from them.
All the three are taken into custody for further investigation. Soon the owner of the academy will be arrested, said the police inspector T D Nagaraj.