‘Fake’ aviation school busted in New Town

New Town: Three men who were allegedly running a fake aviation academy in New Town were arrested early on Tuesday for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 1.5 lakh by promising her the job of an air hostess, police said.
The accused have been identified as Kushwant Singh, 26, from Jharkhand; Rohit Singh, 25, from Madhyamgram; and Janmanjoy Roy, 27, from New Barrackpore. “They were operating 07 Bird Link Aviation Academy, a fake unit, on the fourth floor of Astra Tower in New Town,” an officer of the Bidhannagar commissionerate said.
“They were arrested after a woman, a resident of New Town’s Action Area II, lodged a complaint with the airport police station five days ago,” the officer said.
According to the complaint, the trio had taken Rs 1.5 lakh from her for an air hostess’s job. They had also allegedly handed over an “offer letter” from the airline.
Another investigating officer said the men would regularly pose as “consultants” engaged to hire people for various airlines. They would also post advertisements on social media and send bulk text messages.
“Once a person responded, they would call him/her to their New Town office. In this case, the men had collected a part of the money from the woman in front of the airport to make it look authentic,” said the officer.
16/12/20 at present, Terminal 3 is handling 18 flights an hour, and Terminal 2 is handling nine flights per hour, the DIAL said.
“This in conjunction with other safety measures in place already would provide a safe environment to the flyers,” it added.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had resumed scheduled domestic passenger services from May 25, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. However, the airlines were allowed to operate not more than 33 per cent of their pre-Covid domestic flights.
15/12/20 Telegraph

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