Arrested on charges of running an MBBS admission racket in the capital, former Delhi University student Naresh Kumar tried to mislead investigators by claiming a doctor was helping him in the illegal venture, said sources.
Kumar, who graduated from Ramjas College and completed his post-graduation from Hindu College, named a senior professor of Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute and claimed he helped them get seats in prominent colleges, the sources added.
“Kumar claimed the senior professor was the main person in the racket, and he was only a middleman,” said a source associated with the probe.
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“However, his bluff was exposed within 24 hours after a team of Delhi Police Crime Branch verified facts with the institute.”
Kumar, aka ‘Tau’, is the brother of former DUSU vice-president Vikas Choudhary and son of a Delhi Police officer, who is currently posted in central district, said the source.
“Earlier, Kumar ran several restaurants, including the well-known ‘Nine75’ in Kamla Nagar. But restaurants were closed after he was arrested in 2012 in connection with an admission scam at Ramjas College,” the source added.
A police officer said, “Kumar was earlier arrested in 28 cases of admission fraud at DU. After he was released on bail, he once again began to dupe students by promising them seats. He had recently been on a holiday to Malaysia and had bought a flat in Dwarka.”
According to sources, Kumar was arrested on May 11 from his home in Dwarka. His alleged accomplice, Shubham Jindal, was also arrested.
Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) said the duo gave parents false information about admission rules of minority institutions and promised to secure seats in such colleges for their children.
“The accused also told parents that they could secure MBBS seats which had been surrendered by other students. In some cases, the accused provided fake confirmation letters and fee receipts of medical colleges,” Yadav added.