Couple arrested for cheating B.Ed, M.Ed aspirants of Rs 65 lakh
The police on Saturday arrested a husband-wife duo for cheating 113 B.Ed and M.Ed aspirants of over Rs 65 lakh.delhi Updated: Mar 01, 2010 00:23 IST
The police on Saturday arrested a husband-wife duo for cheating 113 B.Ed and M.Ed aspirants of over Rs 65 lakh.
The two, Rochak Sharma (28) and his wife Jasmine (27), were living in a rented bungalow in Greater Noida. The Delhi High Court had issued a non-bailable warrant against them.
The Crime Branch is also investigating a case against them in which 113 students were cheated of around Rs 65 lakh on the pretext of giving them B.Ed and M.Ed degrees from Jammu and Kashmir and Kurukshetra Universities.
The two were arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by Simmi Trehan, a resident of Sector 9 Rohini. Trehan had stated that Sharma, Director of Dolphin College, Vikaspuri, had collected money from several students for B.Ed and M.Ed but later shut down the office.
Later, the police said, the couple opened a new institution ‘Sharma College of Education’ in Janakpuri and cheated many other aspirants.
“Rochak was arrested but his wife Jasmine got interim bail. Later both of them got bail after they assured the court that they would settle the issue with the victims. However, they jumped bail and set up a new base in Greater Noida where they lured aspirants and supplied them the prospecti of various universities and took money,” said DCP (South) H.G.S. Dhaliwal.
The couple were arrested from Lodhi Institutional Area where they had gone to establish a base.
During interrogation, they said met at a Janak Puri study centre five years ago, got married and opened Dolphin College of Teacher Training. They also began making contacts in various Universities.
“Initially, they did get some bona fide admissions in the Universities, but the commission was less and they couldn’t live their desired lavish life. To make some easy money, they lured B. Ed and M. Ed aspirants through advertisements as these are in great demand,” said Dhaliwal.
The police said the couple are Class XII pass but always pretended that they are highly-qualified and had secured professional degrees from the University of Kurukshetra and Jammu and Kashmir.