|2008-09-03||Ulhasnagar Girl Looses Rs.80,000 for Air Hostess P|
Hairstylist cuts sorry figure, lands in cop net
Vijay V Singh | TNN | Sep 3, 2008, 02.23 AM IST
MUMBAI: Twenty-eight-year-old Jasbir Arora advertised himself as a gold medallist in hairstyling from Germany and offered training and jobs in Mumbai’s popular beauty parlours to anyone who would apprentice with him.
Many fell for it only to find out that Arora was none of the above; he only had a small parlour in Oshiwara and was a crook with no training from Germany. Arora is now cooling his heels in a lock-up after several complaints of fraud against him. He was arrested by the Oshiwara police on Monday and the court remanded him in police custody till Friday.
Arora, who lives in Nashik and has an office-cum-parlour at Oshiwara, would approach salon owners in the city, Thane, Nashik and Pune and convince many of them that he was a specialist. He then asked them to send aspiring hairstylists to his salon at Oshiwara, where he would train them and help them get their dream job in famous beauty parlours in Mumbai. Arora also told people that could get them jobs of air hostesses.
Gautam Ramchandra, whose wife had a beauty parlour at Ghatkopar, was one of those who fell in his trap. Ramchandra paid Arora Rs 50,000 but he never offered any training. Whenever Ramchandra would ask his money back, Arora would defer the date of payment. Jyoti Jhaveri (24) from Ulhasnagar, who had completed a training programme for air hostesses, was another victim. Arora promised to help her get a job in Jet Airways and she paid him Rs 80,000 in February. However, she soon found out that she had been duped.
Both Jhaveri and Ramchandra lodged a case of cheating against Arora with the Oshiwara police on Monday. Jhaveri knew more than 100 people who had been conned by Arora, the police said. Police inspector Datta Shankhe said it was difficult to nab Arora as his parlour would be shut most of the day.