Published: 31st August 2018
Two persons including a doctor's son held in Hyderabad for duping NEET students
For executing their plan, the accused collected the data of students who qualified in NEET Exams
Two inter-state persons including the Bihar based medical practitioner's son, who duped NEET qualified candidates on the pretext of providing medical seats in Bengaluru medical colleges by collecting amount, were arrested by the Task Force sleuths today here. Police seized Rs 24.96 lakh cash from the accused.
The arrested persons are Abhimanyu Kumar Singh, 35, medicine business, a resident of Marhaura, Chapra, Saran District, Bihar and Suryanarayana Jha, 30, medical representative, Lehariyasarai, Darbhanga District, Bihar. Two more accused Kamran Hussain and Asgar Sayeed are still absconding in connection with the case. Speaking to media persons today here, the Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that the accused Abhimanyu is aware of the medical profession as his father was a Medical officer at the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar. He is also running a medical transport in Bihar.
"A few years ago, Abhimanyu Kumar Singh came into contact with Kamran Hussain at Patna and they both developed a friendship with each other. Due to financial problems, both hatched a plan to cheat the innocent needy persons under the guise of providing Medical seats at Bangalore colleges by taking huge money from them,'' Police Commissioner said.
For executing their plan, the accused collected the data of students who qualified in NEET Exams. Later, they called them on the telephone and informed them that they would arrange medical seats on a commission basis. Believing the accused, a number of students approached them and paid an amount. The accused also set up the Sky Bridge Infotech Consultancy at Somajiguda with false and fake details.
"The accused told the students to pay Rs.60 to Rs 80 lakh per each seat including their commission. They collected Rs. 48 lakh from the 18 customers. After collected the amount, the accused switched off their mobile phones. When the students approached some medical colleges seeking admission, they realised that they were duped by the accused,'' police said.
The accused along with recovered property were handed over to Panjagutta police as they registered two cases on the accused of duping students.