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Two arrested for cheating MBBS aspirants of Rs 2 crore in Ghaziabad

Police on Sunday arrested two people for allegedly cheating MBBS aspirants of Rs 2 crore to get them admitted in coveted medical courses

noida Updated: Oct 26, 2015 12:25 IST
HT Correspondent
Police said that the duo was arrested while trying to get Rs 30 lakh from a Bulandshahr resident for a medical seat.
Police said that the duo was arrested while trying to get Rs 30 lakh from a Bulandshahr resident for a medical seat.(Sakib Ali/HT photo)

Police on Sunday arrested two people for allegedly cheating MBBS aspirants of Rs 2 crore to get them admitted in coveted medical courses.

The duo was allegedly operating call centres in various cities including Noida and Vadodara in Gujarat.

The police arrested Rajnish Tiwari and Brijesh Tiwari, aged around 27 years, who hail from Chatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Officials said that they had completed their MCA courses from Bhopal and Indore.

They came to Modi Nagar to realise Rs 30 lakh from a person in Bulandshahr, who wanted to get admission for his son in a medical course.

“The accused told us that they had duped hundreds of medical aspirants of nearly Rs 2 crore in the last year. We came to know of the call centres that they were operating at Sector 3 in Noida and one in Vadodara,” Modi Nagar circle officer Rajesh Kumar Singh said.

“They had also procured a database of nearly 1.25 lakh students and hooked them through tele-calling,” Singh said.

The police said the accused would shift their base from one city to the other in search of victims.

“After luring gullible youth for admission in a medical course, the duo demanded between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 25 lakh. They would then move to other cities in search of new victims,” said Singh.

After the two accused allegedly duped Vadodara resident Ashok Ojha of Rs 57 lakh in lieu of four seats, the man lodged a case.

Ghaziabad officials said that Gujarat police traced the mobile ID, under the name of Sachin Kumar, to Ghaziabad.

“But the ID turned out to be a fake one. The accused said that they had downloaded Sachin’s ID from the internet,” Singh said.

“The victim from Gujarat denied Sachin’s involvement and said that it was some other person who was dealing with him. Later, Sachin lodged an FIR against the two accused for using his fake ID,” Singh said, about the incident.

Ghaziabad police came to know that the duo was also dealing with a man, Shishu Pal, in Bulandshahr and had demanded Rs 30 lakh, following which they informed Pal that he was being cheated.

On Sunday, Pal informed police that the two accused got in touch with him for money and he called them to Modi Nagar on the pretext of handing over the payment on Sunday.

During the dealing police arrived and arrested the two accused. Police recovered 14 mobile phones, SIM cards, admission forms of a medical college at Jhansi, fake ID cards and a database of students from the accused.