Activists of the Kerala Students Union held a protest march to the campus of Shadwell, the training centre that was in the news after its CEO and top official were arrested for human trafficking.

Tom Boby, the CEO of Shadwell, a training institute, and HR manager Suby Kurian were arrested for attempting to smuggle out 40 unskilled labourers disguised as participants for an educational fair at NASA. Father Jaison Kollannur, former secretary of the Kerala Catholic Youth Movement, was also listed as the main accused in the case registered in November 2012.

The KSU activists alleged that the training centre reopened as Shadwell ISC and started recruiting students, with Suby Kurian working as education consultant. They alleged that the centre offered B.Com degree for a fee of Rs. 3.75 lakh without any recognition from M.G. University.

The protest march started from the gate of KINFRA was led by P.Y. Shajahan, KSU State general secretary. The Thrikkakkara police came to the spot and removed the activists after closing down the institution for the day.

Abdul Sathar, sub-inspector, Thrikkakara, said that the authorities of the institution were asked to produce the documents and steps will be initiated on the basis of investigation. He confirmed that Mr. Kurian was in the campus at the time of the protest and he was removed from the spot to arrest tension from escalating.

The KSU said that complaints would be lodged with the Chief Minister, Minister for Education and the State police chief against the company.

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