Engineering, medical admission racket busted
The city police crime branch on Friday arrested four persons, including two women, for their alleged involvement in an interstate racket that offered a package deal of sort for admission to private engineering and medical colleges against hefty payments.
áDuring search, police found cash of 14 lakh apart from three laptops and a computer.Engineering College Chennai
The Gokulpeth-based racket prepared bogus documents like admission and registration cards, marksheets, school leaving and migration certificates on the basis of which they admitted students in a number of private engineering and medical colleges.
Apart from Maharashtra, the racket has its network in Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi. The offices and aides of this racket are known to be located at Pune, Kanpur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Durg and Gujarat.
áPolice saidámastermindáof this gang Rohan Kumar Singh, now behind the bars, had once come to city fromáBiharáto complete his engineering. After his degree, police said Singh started the racket of bogus admissions. The crime branch cops have seized cash of 11 lakh from his residence at Khare Town. The racket offered admissions to streams like BTech, MTech, MBBS, BPharm, MPharm, BBA, MBA and MCA.
Police said the racket, functioning for more than a couple of years now, offered certificates of a Mumbai-based school and a Goa university. The names of these racketeers, said a police source, even feature on the website of some private colleges too as their admission agent.
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