A former Delhi University student who graduated from Ramjas and did his postgraduation from Hindu College has been arrested in connection with a MBBS admission racket.
The accused, Naresh Kumar alias Doctor — previously arrested in 28 cases of Delhi University admission fraud — had refused to mend his ways and continued cheating people by promising seats.
Kumar, out on bail and facing trial in 28 cases, continued to cheat more victims, even increasing the value for each ‘admission’. Police said Kumar had recently been on a holiday to Malaysia and had even bought a flat in Dwarka.
Joint commissioner of police (crime) RS Yadav said police received a complaint from a Delhi-based businessman Ripan Wadhwa, at the Moti Nagar police station, alleging he was duped of R51 lakh by some men, who had promised admission at the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.
Wadhwa told police that he had paid the money after being assured that admission to CMC would be done through Church-sponsored seats. “He was given false receipts and admission letters. When the businessman found out that he had been duped, he asked for his money but they refused to return. He had filed a case at the local police station,” said Yadav.
The joint commissioner said a crime branch team on Wednesday received information about some men who were involved in admission racket. The officer said that acting on the information, inspector Atul Tyagi’s team arrested Narsh Kumar, 30. Kumar’s interrogation led to the arrest of his associate and co-accused Shubham Jindal, 28.
During interrogation, Kumar said he did his graduation from Ramjas College and then completed his MA in Philosophy from Hindu College.
While in Delhi University, he had started indulging in Delhi University admissions after meeting students.
“The bid for each MBBS seat goes upto R50-60 lakh so it was easy money. He wanted a posh lifestyle. He convinced victims of admission in reputed colleges and was addressed as a Doctor by his associates. This convinced victims to think of him as a qualified doctor,” said Yadav.
Kumar, over the last few years, started his own restaurant in Kamla Nagar and has in the past managed to get some students admitted to Delhi University using fake documents.
In a charge sheet police filed against Kumar in 2012, his confession statement read that he paid more than R80,000 to a college principal for helping him with a fake admission. The principal denied the allegations.