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Rs 11 lakh for MBA admission,two in police net

The anti-extortion cell of Pune police Crime Branch has arrested two persons for taking Rs 11 lakh from a non-resident Indian for getting her relative admitted to an MBA finance course at a reputed educational institute in Pune.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 14, 2011 2:23:51 am

The anti-extortion cell of Pune police Crime Branch has arrested two persons for taking Rs 11 lakh from a non-resident Indian for getting her relative admitted to an MBA finance course at a reputed educational institute in Pune. Police suspect a major admission racket behind the case as the two were operating through a properly registered company called Siddhivinayak Educational Services under the Shop Act.

The two have been identified as Shishir Gupta (24) of NIBM Road in Kondhwa and Dulip Vilas of Kondhwa Road in Undri.

According to police officer,they received a complaint from Meher Nigar Shakeel Siddhiqui about two persons who had an office in Kondhwa and had taken Rs 11 lakh from them for admission of a candidate to an MBA Finance course at a reputed educational institute.

Police said the two had taken money from Siddhiqui a few weeks ago for admission of her friend’s daughter. She had paid the money to them,a part in US dollars. The complainant approached the police after the duo stopped responding and did not do anything about the admission.

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An inspector with the cell Sachin Sawant said,“The two had opened firm named Siddhivinayak Educational Service and had even registered the company under the Shop Act. We have come to know that two have duped much more number of people till now. We have received a complaint from one more parent. It is really surprising to see well educated people falling in their traps.”

Sawant said “We urge people to approach us in case they have been duped in a similar manner. We have recovered Rs 6.5 lakh from them and a car that they had bought from the money.” Along with Sawant,the investigating team consisted of PSI Bharat Kindre,constables Sachin Dhawale,Chandrakant Ingale,Shakel Shaikh,Kashinath Jagtap and Mahadev Dimbale.

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First published on: 14-07-2011 at 02:23:51 am

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