Four persons, including an educational consultancy institute owner, have been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Capital for allegedly employing fraudulent means to secure admission in a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course at a Delhi-based university. The mastermind, whose two accomplices are absconding, had charged Rs.30 lakh for the same.

The breakthrough was achieved after the CBI received a tip-off that a private medical practitioner named Arun Goel, resident of Ashok Vihar, had approached a conduit to get his son Nayan admitted to a BDS course. The conduit was identified as Irshad Pasha alias Amit Kapoor, who ran an educational consultancy institute named Asian Academy at Shalimar Bagh and Rajouri Garden.

Irshad allegedly arranged a dummy candidate to appear in place of Nayan for the entrance examination that was held on June 9.

“The accused demanded Rs.30 lakh for the job and was paid Rs.10 lakh in advance by Nayan’s father after his name figured in the list of candidates who had cleared the written examination. The balance amount was to be paid on confirmation of the admission after counselling on July 18,” said a CBI official.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Irhsad had been operating his racket in the guise of running an educational consultancy institute. He would allegedly arrange dummy candidates through his accomplices for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

Based on the findings, the CBI laid a trap and arrested Irshad when he was allegedly receiving Rs.20 lakh from Dr. Goel on Thursday. “We have also arrested the doctor, his son and another person through whom the mastermind used to arrange dummy candidates. A hunt has been launched for two more persons, including the one who had appeared for the exam, ” said the official.

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