Three held for duping youth with promise of admission to medical college
Kolkata: Three persons have been arrested from Bihar on Wednesday for allegedly duping a youth with the promise of arranging admission in a government medical college.
According to police, during August this year, Anirban Saha, a resident of Chitpur had lodged a complaint at Kolkata Police's Cyber Crime police station, stating that he has been cheated by some people to the tune of Rs 6.19 lakh.
In the complaint, Saha informed that after clearing Joint Entrance Examination in Medical, he was searching for a suitable medical college to seek admission. While doing so, he found a website where logos of Government of India and Medical Council of India were present. Some names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were also there in the website. After Saha contacted the numbers, he was asked to deposit money in order to get admission. In phases, Saha paid Rs 6.19 lakh but he was not admitted in any medical college. When he tried to contact a few days after the last phase of payment, he found the mobile phones switched off. During probe, police found that the miscreants were changing the SIM cards frequently to evade detection. They were also using different Paytm and bank accounts to siphon the cheated money.
After a few days of investigation, police understood that the accused persons were using cloning method to mislead them. Following this, police got in touch with the banks where the accounts were operating and Paytm authorities, requesting details.
After police got the details, investigating officials found that the racket was being operated from Bihar.
Later on Wednesday, a team went to Warisaliganj at Nawada in Bihar and arrested three accused persons
identified as Omkar Kumar alias Suraj Kumar, Rakesh Kumar and Randhir Kumar. Police were also able to freeze
Rs 1.40 lakh in the bank. The trio has been brought to Kolkata on transit remand.
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