GUWAHATI, April 10 - Geetanagar police last night arrested seven employees of an NGO for allegedly duping people on the pretext of various schemes, officials said today.
The NGO called New Life had opened its office at Santi Path a few months back.
�We have got over 100 receipts of payment collected by the NGO from gullible people. Amounts ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 25,000 were collected from the people under various schemes,� a police official said.
Advertisements for jobs like copy writing, candle-making, packaging, etc. were published in local newspapers to lure the people. The money was taken as security. The people were told that if they failed in the interview, their money would be refunded.
�They said an agreement would be signed with those who clear the interview. However, the NGO people used to disappear a day before the interview,� the police official said.
Police have learnt that the NGO is based in Mumbai. A manhunt is on to nab four other accused, said to be the kingpin of the racket. The arrested people were identified as Bijison Kathar, Mrinal Saikia, Karabi Patgiri, Priya Devi, Lucy Kalita, Antara Bhattacharyya and Mallika.