Tailoring unit workers cheated

The Valliyoor police are on the lookout for two women, who had allegedly cheated the tailoring workers to the tune of over Rs. 79 lakh.

Police said Special Officer of Valliyoor Union Tailoring Cooperative Society Gandhimathi and the cooperative society’s accountant Amali had withdrawn Rs. 79 lakh from the bank for paying wages to the workers, who had stitched uniforms’ meant for free distribution.

As the duo did not pay the wages they had withdrawn from the bank to 863 workers for a few months, the affected workers forwarded a complaint to the District Social Welfare Officer Poongothai, who, in turn, filed a complaint with Valliyoor police. A case has been registered. Further investigation is on, police added.