A man has been arrested for allegedly offering fake admission consultancy and promising at least 25 aspirants admission to top universities in New Zealand, Singapore, India, Spain, the UK and other EU nations.
The accused, Peeyush Bharat Saini (43), a resident of Paschim Vihar, had initially asked them to pay between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 45 lakh for ‘genuine’ documents, but later said their admission had been cancelled ‘on technical grounds’. Saini used to promise admission in MBBS/MD/MS/MDS/engineering courses.
Saini was nabbed by the crime branch’s anti-extortion cell. He had accepted money from a retired professor of Punjab University on the pretext of getting his grandson admitted in an MBBS course at Pune’s Bhartiya Vidyapeeth. DCP, crime, SBS Tyagi, said Saini is from Roorkee’s Teliwala. “He came here in 1993 for a diploma course in south Delhi but could not pass the exam. He then finished his graduation from Delhi University and started cheating innocent students assuring them admission in engineering diploma courses. In 1994, he set up shop at 5/11, Safdarjung Enclave and launched his racket,” Tyagi said. Saini was booked for the first time in a cheating case in Sarojini Nagar in which he had allegedly accepted Rs 1.5 lakh for admission in an engineering course, he said.
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