Gang offers admission to medical college for Rs 70 lakh

Gang offers admission to medical college for Rs 70 lakh

Delhi Police have unearthed a racket in which a gang promised admission in Delhi University’s Maulana Azad Medical College on a payment of Rs 70-80 lakh. The investigating officers are probing if the gang’s claims were genuine.

It came to the fore when a Shahdara-based doctor approached police, claiming to have been cheated on promises of his daughter’s admission.

“The complainant met the gang members in 2013. He paid over Rs 11 lakh in two years, but no admission was provided,” said a police officer. The man has named four men.

He lives with his wife and 19-year-old daughter.
The girl had cleared class 12 in 2013 and had appeared for All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) entrance examination.

During that period, the man met the gang leader for the first time at a cafe in Connaught Place.

He claimed to be a very influential person, capable of getting students admitted to medical colleges and other institutions of Delhi University through his network.
“During the course of conversation, they convinced me that they can get the admission of my daughter done in MAMC. I was told that Rs 70-80 lakh will have to be paid on admission,” the man stated in his complaint.

He deposited Rs 6.5 lakh in a bank account maintained in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district in July 2013.

No admission was provided that year, but the gang claimed that it would be done next year.

On the basis of the promises, he made another payment of Rs 5 lakh cash in August 2014. “They returned Rs 2.80 lakh in November 2014, but did not provide any admission,” the officer added.

The man had initially filed a complaint with Shahdara police station.
When no action was initiated, he went on to approach the top brass of Delhi Police. An e-mail was also sent to Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi.

A case under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code was filed on Friday. “We are probing the allegations,” the officer said.

Last year, Delhi Police had also arrested four men for helping 25 students secure admissions in 10 Delhi University colleges.

Apart from Maulana Azad Medical College, two other medical colleges are affiliated to Delhi University - Lady Hardinge Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences.