September 25, 2018

Medical seat scamster held

Patna: Police have arrested a youth Sandeep Jaiswal alias Sandeep Raj for his role in an interstate medical scam.

The police of three states – Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal – were in search of Sandeep. Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj said: “The arrest of Sandeep is a big catch for Patna police as the state police of three states were looking for him.”

Sandeep was arrested from room number 116 of hotel Patliputra Nirvana under Kotwali police station area on Wednesday late evening.

Kotwali police station house officer Rama Shankar Singh said: “Sandeep was arrested after he failed to return money to a man Akhilesh Prasad which he had taken from him saying he would provide him a seat at a medical college.”

Akhilesh was to meet Sandeep near Buddha Smriti Park on Wednesday afternoon. Sandeep not only refused to return the money but also assaulted him. Later, Akhilesh lodged a complaint at Kotwali police station against Sandeep. In the evening, the Kotwali police raided hotel Nirvana and nabbed Sandeep.

On interrogation, the Kotwali police were stunned to know that the man whom they arrested was the kingpin of a medical scam racket. Akhilesh told the police that in lieu of providing medical seats to a person, Sandeep had taken Rs 40 lakh but neither he provided the seat nor was he ready to return the money.

Sources said Sandeep and Lucknow-based lawyer Anil Kumar Yadav were running the racket. In May, the Calcutta police had arrested Yadav for allegedly running a racket that duped a woman of more than Rs 35 lakh by promising a medical college seat for her son. The woman mentioned in her complaint that she had got in touch with Raj after reading an advertisement. She met him at Swastha Bhavan and an office in Ballygunge (south Calcutta), where she paid him Rs 35 lakh in instalments. Police said Sandeep, son of Umesh Choudhary, is a resident of Muzaffarpur.

In another development, the police rescued a man who was kidnapped from Phulwari on September 10. The FIR was lodged on September 11.

The rescued man, Pankaj Kumar, is the son of a retired government official Mohan Prasad.

Police claimed Pankaj who was running an alleged job racket had duped several persons by promising them jobs in government departments.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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