One arrested for duping students of lakhs

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was arrested by Delhi Police’s Crime Branch for cheating eight students in the name of getting them admissions in medical colleges abroad, police said on Thursday.

The accused has been identified as Gopalan Anish Acharya, a native of Kerala. He was arrested from his home in an apartment complex in Dwarka area of west Delhi.

“Acharya used to dupe students by assuring them of admission in various medical courses in the colleges of Central Asian countries, including Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

“He took Rs 18 lakh from each student and duped eight students from Durg in Chhattisgarh,” Joint Commissioner of Police (JCB) Crime Branch Ravindra Yadav told IANS.

A case was registered in this connection in Chhattisgarh on the complaint of Dr Premlal Baghel after Acharya duped his son of Rs 18 lakh assuring him admission in a Kyrgyz medical college.

The Chhattisgarh Police subsequently sought help from Delhi Police, the JCP said.

Acharya’s two associates Vaishno and Arvind Ghosh were earlier arrested by police in Durg, police said.

They had floated an educational society by the name of Luxmi Narain Education Consultancy, located at Pushtak Road in Durg, Yadav said.