Medical Seat cheating case, Two held, Rs 37.5 lakh Seized

Medical Seat cheating case, Two held, Rs 37.5 lakh Seized

Mangaluru: Students from various districts and states come to Dakshina Kannada district to pursue their education. Parents also want to admit their children to prestigious colleges in Mangaluru. Some students get the medical seat on merit and some students get management seats by paying additional amount. When students do not have both the options some people take advantage of the situation and assure the students of providing seats in reputed colleges.

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We have received similar complaints from the parents that they have been cheated by two persons, said the police commissioner Chandra Sekhar in a press meet held at the commissioner’s office here on September 18.

Chandra Sekhar further said that two persons have been arrested in connection with the cheating case. The arrested have been identified as Thimmayya (45), a native of Biligiri, Madikeri and Sanjeev Kumar (34) a native of Tamil Nadu. Both accused have taken Rs 2.82 crore from parents of 16 students and assured them of obtaining a medical seat.

The main accused Sanjeev Kumar has a consultancy in Erode Tamil Nadu. Through the consultancy, he has been attracting the parents of students and assuring them of medical seats in reputed colleges in Mangaluru. He is in touch with a coordinator of a prestigious medical college in Derlakatte. According to the plan, Sanjeev takes money from the parents and sends them to the Medical college in Derlakatte to meet Thimmayya. Thimmayya assuring them to obtaining the seat also takes money from them. But even after paying, the students did not get a seat in the medical college. The Parents after being suspicious of the activities of both the persons met the college authorities. When the parents inquired about the medical seats with the college authorities, they were said that the admission was already completed.

Later the parents filed a complaint in the Ullal police station. The Ullal police inspector Shivaprakash and his team taking the case seriously arrested both Sanjeev and Thimmayya from Kuntikan on September 18 at 4:00 am. The police have recovered Rs 37.5 lakh and a car from their possession.

Police commissioner also requested the parents to file complaints if any of the students or parents are the victims of cheating. The investigation is on in this regard.

DCP Law and order Shantharaju and DCP Crime and traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil were also present.

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