Published: 27th March 2023
Fraud alert: Consultant held for duping man of admission to a medical college in Bengaluru
Sidhu was a property dealer and in 2016, he started a consultancy firm in Dwarka Mor, the police said
An admissions consultant was arrested for defrauding a man of Rs 12 lakh under the false pretence of securing admission for his son in a medical college in Bengaluru, according to officials on Monday, 27th March. In a similar case, Lucky Sidhu, a resident of Rani Bagh, is wanted in a fraud case worth Rs 47 lakh registered in Ludhiana, Punjab, as stated in a report by PTI.
A 'proclaimed offender' in a third case of cheating at Dabri police station, he was absconding for the last two years, they said. As per police, a complaint was received wherein the victim alleged that Sidhu cheated him of Rs 12 lakh on the pretext of getting his son admitted into a medical college in Bengaluru.
Giving more details, the complainant alleged that in July 2018, he received a phone call from Sidhu who asked him for Rs 30 lakh for admission, they said. The complainant went to Sidhu's office in Uttam Nagar and handed over Rs 10 lakh in cash.
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Following this, Sidhu instructed him to take his son to Bengaluru and give another Rs 2 lakh to his younger brother Rinku who would then facilitate the admission process, a senior police officer said. Rinku received the cash and later, the complainant learnt from the medical college that his son had not got admission, the officer added.
Disclosing the findings from the investigation, the officer said that police got a tip-off that the accused was living in Rani Bagh. Following this, a raid was conducted and Sidhu was arrested, police added, as stated in a report by PTI.
Sidhu was a property dealer and in 2016, he started a consultancy firm in Dwarka Mor, they said. The accused managed to get the details of NEET pass-out students and would call them up to promise seats in MBBS/PG courses at various medical colleges across the country on a commission basis, police said. After receiving the money, they would change their mobile numbers, police added.