Pune : Since the admission processes are going on in various colleges, the admission touts are out there to cheat the gullible parents. In yet another case of a fresh such admission fraud, a 26-year-old MBA aspirant from Raipur, Chattisgarh, was cheated to the tune of Rs 10 lakh by three agents on the pretext of giving her admission in Symbiosis College of Management. Interestingly in this case, the one of the touts even posed himself as the trustee of Symbiosis University and even issued a fake letter of admission to the victim after getting money.The case has been registered by Rutija Sulere (26) a resident of Raipur in Chattisgarh against three con artists who had introduced themselves as Subhod Singh, S K Patil and one Bansal.
Patil is the one who had introduced himself as the trustee of the college.As per the complaint registered with Deccan Gymkhana police station, the MBA aspirant stated that after completing her Engineering in Electrical at Bhilai, she wanted to pursue MBA in Symbiosis and for that she had even appeared for entrance test of the said college at Nagpur centre in December 2013.
"On May 1, 2014, I received a message from two numbers in which the senders had stated that if I want admission in Symbiosis College for MBA, they can call back," she stated in the complaint.
The complainant then spoke to her father and called on the given number where she spoke to one Subhod Singh, who had promised if she wants admission through management quota, she will have to pay Rs 10 lakh and even told her that he has direct contact with one of the trustees of the college.
The parents of the complainant then spoke to Patil over the phone and agreed to pay Rs 10 lakh and later the complainant and her father were summoned to Pune for further talks by the consters.On June 16, complainant along with her family came to Pune and reached in front of the college gate where they met Subhod Singh in the college canteen where they met one person who introduced himself as Bansal and told them that he is Personal Assistant to Patil.Senior police inspector, Pravin Chaugule said that on June 21, the complainant and her father came to Pune with Money and met Patil along with Singh at the reception of Merriot Hotel where they handed over the cash and in return, Patil gave them a letter of admissions and said that the college would start from July 2.
However after that the numbers of all these people got switched off and they were not traceable. The complainant then approached the college reception where they found that there is no such person works as trustee and even the letter issued too was claimed as fake.Meantime, complainant managed to reach Subhod singh on his cell phone where he told her that the admission would not happen as Patil has ran away from the college and promised that he would return the money in 10 days and also requested that they should not go to police.
After 10 days when complainant tried his number, all the numbers were switched off which prompted her to approach police.Chougule said that the cops are investigating the case and trying to get CCTV footage from the canteen as well as from the Marriot hotel where the meetings were took place.