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Maharashtra education society cheated medical aspirants out of Rs 65 cr :ED



The former sitting president of the Kolhapur-based Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society (SCSES) and other defendants had raised more than Rs 65 crore from medical aspirants to gain admission into a college run by the trust, said declared the Direction of the application (ED) in his load. -sheet in the case.

Money collected from 350 medical candidates was used for the purchase of properties or for personal use by the accused, according to the investigative agency in the indictment recently filed in the money laundering case silver.

According to the ED, SCSES had collected the amount despite knowing that it did not have the necessary clearances from the Medical Council of India or the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences to grant admissions to the course. MBBS.

The ED is investigating the case of deception of medical aspirants by the SCSES, in which the trust’s former serving chairman, Mahadev Deshmukh, and his brother Appashaheb, then secretary, were arrested.

The Deshmukh brothers are currently in custody.

The investigative agency filed its indictment in a PMLA special court against Mahadev, three former carrier officers.

According to the indictment, Mahadev Deshmukh, in collusion with the other defendant, deceived about 350 gullible students from 2011 to 2016 and collected about Rs 65.70 crore under the guise of offering admission to MBBS course in college called Institute of Medical Science and Research. (IMSR) managed by the SCSES.

The accused assured the students to grant admission despite knowing that the company did not have clearance from the Medical Council of India and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, a- he declared.

The students were not admitted and their amount was not refunded, he added.

The funds would have been collected in cash and presented as hospital revenue and fed into the financial system through seven company and college bank accounts, he said.

The ED also claimed that the money was further piled up in the form of salaries, treatment fees, construction payments, purchase of medical equipment, etc., and was either integrated into the bank account. individual defendants, or withdrawn in cash by them.

The proceeds of crime were used for the purchase of movable and immovable property or for personal use, he said.

Meanwhile, current SCSES director Arun Gore in his statement to the ED claimed that after joining the director of the charitable educational trust, many students approached the new council with their grievances.

It emerged that the previous board had taken money from around 750 students and given them false assurances of admission, according to Gore’s statement.

In accordance with the invoice, he submitted a list of these students and details of the amount of cash collected from 720 students.

The principal also alleged that when the aggrieved students approached the previous board, they issued checks in their names. However, these checks were dishonoured, and the students filed a complaint under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and the Negotiable Instruments Act.

Students used to deposit money with Maruti Shankar Shitole and Kiran Dhumal, then administrative officer and senior clerk respectively. The duo used to give the sum raised to brothers Deshmukh and Mohammad Shad Siddiqui, the secretary at the time, Gore alleged in his statement.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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