Bengaluru: Investigations into the case of alleged sex trafficking involving 32 nursing graduates and Tony Tom, who runs an educational consultancy, has brought into question if Tony fell victim to the professional jealousy of his rivals, who allegedly misled the customs and immigration department authorities in this case.
The 32 nurses, as well as Tony, were intercepted at the Kempegowda International Airport from where they were scheduled to catch a flight to Armenia to pursue a short-term German language course at the University of Traditional Medicine of Armenia (UTMA). The women were ‘rescued’ while Tony was detained and then arrested by the police.
One of the allegations levelled against Tony is that of human trafficking, however, the UTMA informed the city police that all the 32 nurses are genuine students. The University also revealed that all the 32 students got an admission for a 2-month German language course and that there is no illegality.
Meanwhile, Tom Abraham, father-in-law of the accused Tony Tom, alleged that a few professional rivals from Kerala misled the authorities resulting in this goof up. “My son-in-law was arranging the courses for a low cost in recognised institutes. A few professional enemies who were jealous of his rise in the industry hatched this conspiracy,” he alleged.