MBBS Admission Fraud: Delhi-based agents cheat man of Rs 47 lakh, booked
the victim paid Rs 47.5 lakh in check and cash after which the agents allegedly provided fake admission lists to the man claiming that both his daughter and his niece have secured seats for MBBS and BDS courses. However, after a few months, they kept delaying the admission process citing technical glitch.
Chandigarh: A couple of Delhi-based agents have recently been booked by the police for cheating and extorting Rs 47.5 lakh from a Ludhiana resident, on the pretext of securing medical seats for his daughter and niece in reputed medical colleges of Delhi.
According to a recent media report, the victim came across the agents in June 2018 via an advertisement in a reputed daily. The ad claimed that the agents provide assured medical consultancy while aiding medical admission, , while handling their activities from their office situated on the third floor of Sewak Park, Uttam Nagar, in Delhi.
Enticed by the same, the victim, who happened to be a General Manager in a steel unit approached the duo. He was assured of finding proper medical seats in Delhi based medical colleges for his daughter and his niece under "National quota".
After gaining confidence in them, the victim paid Rs 47.5 lakh in check and cash after which the agents allegedly provided fake admission lists to the man claiming that both his daughter and his niece have secured seats for MBBS and BDS courses. However, after a few months, they kept delaying the admission process citing technical glitch.
Subsequently, he visited the college and was shocked to be informed by the authorities that he was provided with a fake admission list and the original admission process was over long ago.
Soon after, he resorted to the police for help. Thereafter, the agents too visited the police station and gave a written statement claiming that they will be returning back their money.
However, neither was there any trace of the agents nor they did they respond to the victim's calls.
"The agents later visited the city and submitted in writing to the police that they had taken money for admission. They assured the return of money and gave cheques that were also dishonored on presentation. The duo finally stopped answering calls afterward," the victim informed HT.
Finally, the victim registered a formal case at the Moti Nagar police station in order to retrieve his money. The investigating officer Gurjeet Singh told the daily that the offenders are absconding and they are still investigating the case while assuring that the accused will be soon placed under arrest.
The offenders have been booked under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.