Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have busted a 11-member gang which was duping students on the pretext of providing them medical seats through their consultancy. The accused have been identified as Snehil, Pavan Kumar, Nishanth, Kunal Kumar Singh, Muneesh, Nitin, Tinku Mandal, Koushal Kumar, Seeju Daniel, Rahul Singh and Ankit Kumar Singh.
The accused had opened a consultancy in Jayanagar by name Merit Wise Consultancy claiming to provide medical seats in reputed colleges for the aspirants.
According to police, the accused had convinced medical seat aspirants saying they have contacts in most of the reputed medical colleges across the country and that they can easily get them seats in the colleges of their choice. The accused took advance money from the aspirants by promising them medical seats. When the parents of the seat aspirants approached the consultancy to check the progress, they kept giving one or other excuses.
Felt cheated, the victims filed complaints with the police following which the CCB took up the case and raided the consultancy.
The police busted the medical seat racket and seized a DD of Rs. 1 lakh which was in the name of a private college, Rs. 1.80 lakh in cash which was collected as commission, a car and 11 mobile phones from the accused. The accused would offer medical, dental and engineering seats to the candidates from other states and would cheat them after taking money from them.
Medical Colleges involved in racket?
With the recovery of a DD issued in a college's name, the CCB is probing if the college managements are involved in the racket. According to sources, the accused have revealed information about the involvement of the college managements and are