Duped in the name of college admission
Ludhiana, August 17: LUDHIANA police have arrested a Bangalore-based woman for cheating Amandeep, a resident of Dasuya, on the pretext of getting him admission at a medical college in Bangalore for Rs 22 lakh. She claimed to be a trustee of the medical college.
Laxmi was arrested from Bangalore by Division five police. Addressing mediapersons, SP (Detective) Gurpreet Singh Toor said in 2003, S K Sharma and Sameen of Bihar opened â€˜Sharma Career Consultantsâ€™ at Feroze Gandhi market. They also advertised in newspapers claiming to place students at Kims Medical College Bangalore, which is run by Vokkaligara Sangha Trust, Bangalore.
Amandeepâ€™s father Anup Singh, a veterinary doctor approached these consultants. Laxmi assured their ward a seat, for which they first gave Rs 12 lakh, and later Rs 10 lakh. â€˜â€˜However, the accused bundled up their venture and escaped from the city without fulfilling their promise, leaving the family in lurch,â€™â€™ Toor said. Amandeepâ€™s parents lodged a complaint with police, who booked the accused for cheating. A police party was sent to Bangalore. Sharma and Sameen are still at large.
Police found that Laxmiâ€™s membership of the trust expired in 2003. â€˜â€˜She used her old letter-pad for assuring admission, even when she had lost the authority to grant admissions,â€™â€™ Toor said.
The police have also come across some more cases registered against another member of the same medical college at Bangalore. â€˜â€˜This group may have been active at other places too. We hope to come across more information during further investigation,â€™â€™ Toor said.