Noida Police busts fake consultancy firm duping students, six held

The gang, which has offices in Noida and Pune, is believed to have duped "hundreds of students" to the tune of "crores of rupees", a police officer informed
A seventh gang member, identified as Sonu Kumar alias Ranveer Singh, is at large, they said
A seventh gang member, identified as Sonu Kumar alias Ranveer Singh, is at large, they saidEdexLive Desk

With the arrest of six people, the Noida Police, Today, Monday, June 10, claimed to have busted a gang duping students desirous of admissions to reputed colleges and universities.

The gang, which has offices in Noida and Pune, is believed to have duped "hundreds of students" to the tune of "crores of rupees", a police officer informed.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Noida) Manish Kumar Mishra said, "We have seized, among other items, 61 post-dated cheques totalling Rs 5.06 crore from the gang's possession."

Mishra further added, "A total of six people, including two women, were arrested on Sunday night by officials of Sector 113 police station."

Those arrested have been identified as Rahul Kumar (30), Anupam Kumar (28), Dayanand Pandey (25), Sachin Singh (25), Vidushi Lohia (37), and Nikita Upadhyay (24), police said.

A seventh gang member, identified as Sonu Kumar alias Ranveer Singh, is at large, they said, stated a PTI copy.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Noida-3) Shavya Goyal said the gang used social media platforms to target gullible aspirants.

"Except for top institutes like the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) or the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), the gang members would assure admission to students in almost all colleges and universities across courses," Goyal told reporters.

The First Investigative report (FIR) has been lodged under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 467, 468, 471 (all three related to forgery), 34 (act done by several persons with common intention), the police said.

The accused have also been booked under provisions of the Information Technology Act, they said, adding that they were being produced in a local court for further legal proceedings.

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