A 27-year-old B Tech graduate has been arrested by the south Delhi Police for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of providing admission in prestigious medical colleges in Delhi on ministry quota. The arrested has been identified as Ranjan Kumar who hails from Samastipur in Bihar.
Kumar, along with Satish Chandra aka Manjay Kumar, had prepared fake recommendation letters for admission in different medical colleges by allegedly scanning the signature of the health minister and forging his letterhead. They used to show these letters to the candidates to gain their confidence, police said.
Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south) said, Kumar was arrested following an investigation into an FIR lodged at the Hauz Khas police station by one Paramjeet Singh from Bhatinda.
"The complainant had approached the duo in regard to the admission of his daughter in a medical college after seeing an advertisement in an English daily. The accused had taken R24.5 lakh from him and had asked him to get his daughter for counselling on December 20 at the medical college in Delhi," said Sharma.
The fraud, Sharma said, was detected when on enquiring Singh found that no such counselling session was scheduled at the college. "They approached us and a case of cheating was registered at the Hauz Khas police station," added Sharma.
During interrogation, Kumar disclosed that after completing his BTech he worked in Delhi and Gurgaon. Later, he started working as a contractor in the Indian Railways and met Chandra who introduced him to the easy but illegal way of earning quick money, said a senior police officer, adding the duo have cheated many people.