Mumbai: 12 people detained for abusing name of Taj group to attract job applicants


Sahar Police arrested 12 people, including the owner of a purported recruitment agency, for allegedly abusing the name of TajSATS Air Catering Limited in order to entice people with the promise of a job opportunity, and in Raising them Rs 2,000 each in the name of providing a 10 day “training”.

While 11 people were arrested on Tuesday, the 12th person, a woman named Sakina Motorwala, was arrested on Wednesday, police said. A 17-year-old minor was also arrested and brought before a juvenile court, they added.

More than 100 people looking for work have been duped by the Universal Group company, police said.

The arrests were made possible after an employee of TajSATS, a member of the Taj group providing catering services to airlines, approached the Universal group posing as a candidate for the job.

According to Sahar Police, an FIR was registered on June 22 by a TajSATS employee for identity theft, cheating, criminal conspiracy and libel under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Law on Criminal Matters. information technology (IT).

Police said Sakina, 32, and her relative Hussain Motorwala, 29, who run the agency, are the main defendants in the case. Their lawyer Prabhakar Tripathi said, “Our client provides training for candidates, which helps them go through job interviews and they charge 2,000 rupees for it. All candidates enter into an agreement when registering for the course. So, they cannot say that they have been cheated.

In the FIR, TajSATS alleged that the group came across an advertisement on Facebook and Whatsapp that showed their name being used to attract people with the promise of job opportunities in the flight packing unit. international airport. The ad also featured photographs of some of the top executives of the Taj Group, police said.

“The complainant decided to undertake a decoy operation and called one of his employees at the number indicated in the advertisement. The employee then visited the Universal Group offices at Corporation Park at Aerocity, near the Sakinaka metro station. The employee paid 2,000 rupees and was told that he would receive a receipt by email and that he would have to undergo a 10-day training course, after which he would get a job in the operations department of TajSATS ”, police said.

On Tuesday, the company approached Sahar police and filed an FIR as a result of which the premises of the Universal group were searched and arrests were made. Police also seized 20 hard drives and six slide machines among other materials at the scene.
“They had been running the office for about six months now and, according to the preliminary investigation, duped more than 100 people,” said Dinkar Shilvate, senior inspector at Sahar police station.

All the defendants were presented to a magistrate on Wednesday and were taken into police custody until June 30.

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