Muscat: Alleging deceit and ill-treatment, a former manager of an Indian-art teaching centre approached the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of Manpower with complaints against the director of the centre, yesterday.
The former manager who was recently terminated from the centre, alleged that he had been deceived by the centre's director and abused by the director's family.
"When the centre was enduring losses in 2009, I was recruited. I invested a small amount in it, and I found an investor to pump in more money to save the centre. The investor even launched a company and sponsored me on his visa since the centre had been delaying issuing me a visa. Later, when the centre slowly started to turn out profits, the director deceived me and the investor. Now, he has terminated me," the former manager alleged.
According to him, he and his investor had invested nearly OMR26,000 in the centre.
"At one point, when the investor was not in Oman, the director transferred my visa to his company from my investor's company, without my knowledge. And now, he refuses to pay back my investor's money or my money," the former manager further alleged.
"On Monday night, he called me into his office and threatened me. He was trying to force me to return to India," he alleged.
Meanwhile, the centre's director, denied the allegations raised by the former manager.
"I have not threatened him. He was our employee. We terminated him only because we had received complaints from students' parents regarding his misbehaviour with them. To date, we have paid his salary. There is no backlog. Everything is clear. It was he who threatened and abused my family. We have audio recordings of the things he has said," the centre's director confirmed.
When asked about the investor issue, the director clarified that if the investor wanted to deal directly with him, he was ready to settle the issue.
The former manager has also filed a complaint at the Ruwi police station against the