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NAGPUR: Four minor students, including a girl, were rounded-up by the city police crime branch on Friday for their alleged involvement in an interstate engineering and medical admission racket busted on June 29. Police said the minors were charged with submitting fake documents during admissions. The minors taken into police custody by the crime branch senior police inspector, Madhao Giri, were sent to remand home on juvenile court's order.
The CB had raided a Gokulpeth academy that prepared bogus documents like admissions, registration cards, mark-sheets, school leaving and migration certificates on the basis of which it admitted number of students to private engineering and medical colleges, including streams like BTech, MTech, MBBS, BPharm, MPharm, BBA, MBA and MCA.
The crime branch had arrested four persons including mastermind Rohan Kumar Singh and his accomplices, Chandrashekar Lodhi, Rajashree Gajbhiye and Ranjana Bagde, in connection with the case. Police had also seized Rs11 lakh cash, laptops and computer from the academy. More Rs3 lakh was seized from Singh's residence at Khare Town in Dharampeth.
On interrogation of the minors, it was revealed that Singh and others would contact and lure students by searching website for AIEEE results. "The website displayed list showing name, scores and the candidate's cellphone numbers. Singh and his aides would contact students who had scored less in the exam and lure them by offering admissions at better colleges," said police. The four minors had also scored less mark in the entrance exam and were contacted by the academy.
Singh and his associates took over Rs2 lakh from candidates for admissions, police said. Apart from Maharashtra, the racket has its network in Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi with offices in Pune, Kanpur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Durg and Gujarat.
Police said the minors, who got admission to Nuva College of Engineering, claim to have paid Rs2 lakh to the academy for preparing fake documents including mark-sheets. Police suspect that most of the bogus admissions have been done in this college. Several other colleges are also under scanner.