The Tilak Nagar police arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly cheating students by promising them admission in city colleges.
The accused, Shashi Shekhar Naval Sharma, 35, owns an MBA training institute in Patna. He has done his masters in science and is fluent in English, police said.
Sharma has six cases against him in Jaipur, one in Delhi, and three in Mumbai, the Tilak Nagar police said. When in the city, he lived in a rented apartment in Powai.
Vilas Shinde, inspector, Tilak Nagar police station, said: “The accused would place advertisements in national newspapers promising to get students admissions in top educational institutes for Rs 7.5 lakh per person.
“In January 2009, Joginder Rathod from Jodhpur approached Sharma to get his son, Raghuraj, and nephew, Arjun Singh, admitted in a good MBA course in Mumbai. The accused told Rathod to come to the city with Rs 15 lakh.”
The fraud came to light in the second week of June 2009 when neither Raghuraj’s nor Arjun’s names were on the admission list. After enquiring with the college, Rathod realised that Sharma had duped them and filed a police complaint.
“Sharma fled from the city. We were contacted by the Delhi Crime Branch informing us that he had been arrested by them,’ said Shinde. “We got his custody on November 3. He has been remanded to police custody till November 12.”