Thiruvananthapuram

Prime suspect in medical admission racket nabbed

He duped aspirant out of ₹40 lakh in 2014

The Thiruvananthapuram Rural police have arrested the prime suspect in an admission racket case that had come to light three years ago.

Shoaib Ali, who hails from Areekode in Malappuram, and had settled in Bengaluru, was arrested by the Varkala police for allegedly duping an aspirant out of ₹40 lakh after providing false assurances of obtaining admission to a private medical college in Karakonam. The complainant, a resident of Cherunniyoor in Varkala, had purportedly transferred the amount in various instalments from October to December 2014.

Following a complaint, a case had been registered in 2016. However, the accused had managed to flee the country.

Lookout notice

The police apparently made renewed efforts in nabbing the accused by obtaining the passport details of the prime suspect on the basis of which a lookout notice had been issued to transit points across the country two weeks ago.

Shoaib was apprehended by immigration authorities upon his arrival at the Ahmedabad international airport from Qatar.

While the accused has been remanded in judicial custody, the police have intensified efforts to bring to book others who were part of the racket.

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