The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) suspects a city-based education consultant, who was arrested on Thursday for allegedly using fraudulent means to arrange for an admission in a dental course for Rs. 30 lakh from a candidate, of also manipulating admissions to schools for a price.
“Consultant Irshad Pasha's interrogations and the recoveries made on his premises have given us reasons to suspect that he was also arranging for admissions in top schools through fraudulent means, including the use of fake documents,” a CBI source said.
The CBI arrested Pasha for allegedly using a “dummy candidate” to appear in an examination held last June for admission to a Bachelor’s of dental surgery (BDS) course on behalf of a candidate, Nayan Goel, according to the CBI source.
The CBI had arrested Goel and his father, who had contacted Pasha to get his son admitted to a BDS course and agreed to pay Rs. 30 lakh for it.
The CBI arrested an aide of Pasha as well and is now looking for more of his accomplices, including the dummy candidate used in the examination.
“We have intensified our search for the dummy candidate used by Pasha for the dental examination as he can reveal a lot about the extent of the latter's illegal activities,” said the source.
“We suspect Pasha was charging a lot of money to fix admissions in schools, like the way he had charged Rs. 30 lakh from Goel to get him a BDS seat in a city college,” the CBI source added.