JORHAT, June 3 � Seeking police action against the interviewers, who had allegedly cheated thousands of youths by publishing advertisements for the test of pre-recruitment training in Jorhat Stadium, some of the guardians of the youths lodged a complaint in Jorhat Police Station on Monday.
According to the complainants, the Director of Employment and Craftsmanship Training must be brought to book as it neither conducted the test in scheduled time nor informed the youths about the postponement of the programme on the scheduled time on Sunday in the stadium.
In the advertisement published in a vernacular daily on May 24, the Director of the State Government�s department clearly mentioned about the place and date of the test for the male candidates of Jorhat, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Karbi Anglong and Dhemaji districts.
As the youths assembled in the stadium did not find any government officials concerned they got frustrated which later caused a law and order problem in Jorhat town on Sunday.
Instead of the government officials concerned, only six NGO persons conspicuously appeared before the thousands of youths who caused suspicion about the genuineness of the test which was supposed to be conducted by the government department concerned.
Though police arrested several youths on the charge of destroying public property and causing violence, they are yet to take action against the NGO persons who were not mentioned to be authorised for the test in the advertisement on May 24.
�The government authority concerned should be brought to book by police as it cheated thousands of unemployed youths in the name of pre-recruitment training programme,� said a complainant.
However, a senior police officer in Jorhat said that they will investigate the matter as the complaint has been lodged.
�Though a bail petition was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate for the release of 19 youths arrested by police, the court rejected their bail on Monday and directed the police to make necessary arrangement for six of the accused so that they can appear in their examination. They are going to be appear in the semester examinations in different colleges,� said advocate Rintu Goswami, who filed the bail petition for them in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Jorhat.