Two men promise Mumbai teen admission in medical college, cheat him of ₹21 lakh
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Two men promise Mumbai teen admission in medical college, cheat him of ₹21 lakh

Mumbai city news: The CBD police have arrested on of the accused.

mumbai Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:32 IST
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Two men promised a 19-year-old man admission in a medical college in Navi Mumbai. They took Rs20.95 lakh from him and fled. One of the accused was arrested on Wednesday.

The CBD police learnt of the racket after Shamsunder Gupta, 24, filed a complaint on Tuesday that the two men had assured that his brother Surajkumar would get MBBS admission, but cheated them.

The accused are Sagar Lohote, 35, who ran Shri Ganeshay Consultancy and resided at the NRI complex on Palm Beach Road in Nerul and Nikhil Katmani, 28, a resident of Goa.

Kiran Patil, assistant commissioner of police, Turbhe division, said, “Shamsunder complained to the CBD police station on May 30 that the two men said they would get his brother Surajkumar a seat in a medical college in Maharashtra.”

He added, “The two took Rs20.95 lakh from the complainant for the admission. However, after Surajkumar did not get the admission, they realised they had been cheated.”

Patil said, “The police team first targeted Lohote and analysed his mobile call records and found his location. He was planning to flee but was arrested before that.”

The police arrested Lohote on May 31 at 8.35 pm from sector 15 in CBD Belapur after laying a trap. The police said they would arrest Katmani soon.

Patil said, “Senior police inspector of CBD police station Sangeeta Alphonso along with Rajput are investigating if the accused are involved in more such admission frauds. We are also looking into the possibility of more people being involved.”

Patil added, “We request all those who may have been cheated in a similar way by these or any other such agents to approach us. We also appeal to residents to beware of such scrupulous elements and only go through the proper process for college admissions.”

First Published: Jun 02, 2017 10:27 IST