The accused obtained the data of people preparing for MBBS examination through Google.
New Delhi: A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of getting their wards admitted to MBBS course in medical colleges.
The accused is Delhi based and he was arrested on June 8, the police officials informed PTI.
The accused obtained the data of people preparing for medical examination through Google.
The matter came to light on May 27 after a complaint was filed by one Singh at Malviya Nagar police station, Parvinder Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (South), informed.
The complainant met the two persons, who claimed to be brothers. They assured the victim that his ward would get MBBS admission to a Rajasthan-based medical college for which he was asked to pay Rs 70 lakh in four instalments.
The victim and his friends paid Rs 58 lakh to the accused persons. However, after receiving the money, the accused switched off their phones.
Following a tip-off, the accused was nabbed from Malka Ganj. Cash worth Rs 2 lakh and forged bank documents and ATM cards were seized from his possession, police said.
Efforts are being made to arrest the other accused involved in the case.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that a PhD scholar was arrested by Entrustment Document Fraud Wing (EDF) of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for duping five MBBS aspirants of Rs 4.95 crore by pretending to be a member of the National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) committee.
The accused in the case has been identified as a 42-year-old MSc (Chemistry) graduate and who recently acquired his PhD and had worked in Pondicherry University in 2013.