While searching the houses of the duo accused of MBBS fraud, the police officials had found some documents related to the apex MCI.
Noida: Rampantly duping medical aspirants under the pretext of arranging MBBS admission in medical colleges has become a business for miscreants, as is evident from various reports from many of the states.
In yet another case of fraud, two men, including a dropout from the renowned King George’s Medical University; have been arrested on account of duping MBBS aspirants by promising them admission in medical colleges. The duo was openly running an office in the Noida city as an agency to provide MBBS admissions.
Moreover, while searching their houses, the police officials had found some documents related to the apex Medical Council of India (MCI).
The accused duo was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police’s Special Task Force on April 1. PTI reports that the accused, identified as Sapan Taneja, a dropout of KGMU and a native of Faridabad, and Saurabh Upadhyay were arrested by the Noida unit of the STF from Lakhimpur Kheri with the help of the local police.
They were duping people for the last four to five years. They had also set up an office in Noida Sector 18, a senior official informed.
“They made about Rs 64 lakh by duping gullible aspirants in the name of getting them admission for MBBS under central pool quota,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, STF, Rajkumar Mishra informed PTI.
Rs 1.04 lakh in cash, records and details of several candidates, documents related to the Medical Council India (MCI), OMR sheets and other items were seized, he added.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against the duo at Lakhimpur Kheri and further probe was underway, Mishra said, adding the duo already has cases of fraud and related offences registered against them at Lucknow’s PGI police station and in Lakhimpur Kheri.