Bhopal: Man poses as medical college staff, dupes student of Rs 1.2 lakh on admission lure
The accused introduced himself as an employee of the college, saying that he could help the student get admission.
The accused had duped many others on the pretext of providing admission in medical colleges (Photo: Representational)
By Ravish Pal Singh: Bhopal crime branch arrested a fraudster who allegedly duped a student of Rs 1.2 lakh on the pretext of his brother’s admission in a nursing course at a private medical college in Misrod locality. The accused had duped many others on the pretext of providing admission to medical colleges.
In September 2020, when the complainant and his brother went to the college to gather information about the admission process, the accused met them outside the college. The accused introduced himself as an employee of the college, saying that he could help the student get admission.
Cyber ACP told India Today, “On January 14, we received a complaint that a man, posing as college staff, told the complainant that he would get his brother’s admission in a nursing course at a private medical college in Misrod. The accused described himself as the staff of the nursing college and asked the complainant to deposit the money. He asked the complainant to deposit a sum of Rs 1.2 lakh in different installments through UPI.”
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Police officials registered a case against the unidentified accused on the basis of the mobile number and started the investigation. Police obtained the details of the bank account in which the money was transferred and filed a case under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). With the help of phone number and technical analysis by the cyber crime department, the accused was arrested in Narmadapuram district. Police have seized his mobile phone and SIM card.
The accused, identified as Balram Saha, told the police he used to contact students by telling them he would help them in getting admission. The accused used the money in his own business, police said.
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