Published: 03rd June 2019
Rs 2.25 lakh paid, no training provided: Army aspirant accuses Bengaluru institute of cheating
When the aspirants sought a refund from one of the institute's managers, he told them that he was himself cheated by his partners and was helpless
A 19-year-old youth aspiring to join the Indian Army has been allegedly cheated of Rs 2.25 lakh by a city-based institute. Sagar HS, a resident of Horanadu at KR Pete in Mandya district, has filed a complaint in this regard at Gangammanagudi police station against All India Institute of Professional Training (AIIPT)'s centre in Abbigere, Bengaluru.
Sagar told police that in 2018, he took part in an Army recruitment drive held in Mandya. He failed the medical tests and was rejected for the soldier's job. He then approached AIIPT which assured him of providing the necessary training in Chennai, Mumbai, Puducherry and Thoothukudi, and getting him the Army job for which he paid Rs 2.25 lakh. He alleged that despite taking the money, the institute failed to provide him with any training. It also gave him fake ID cards and admission. About 200 aspirants have been cheated by the institute, he added in the complaint. Sagar alleged that a few aspirants were taken to Chennai for training, but it was a mere eye-wash.
However, Sagar said that no training was provided to him. He refused to divulge further details. When the aspirants sought a refund from one of the institute's managers, he told them that he was himself cheated by his partners and was helpless, Sagar alleged.
One of the investigating officers said, “We have taken up a case against the institute and its management for cheating. Further investigation is on." The institute could not be contacted.