FIR registered against 'consultant' for duping four over MBBS admission assurance

IMPHAL, September 10: A private educational consultant agency has allegedly duped families of four MBBS aspirants of Rs 58 lakhs on the assurance of providing admission to an MBBS course at the Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.

A report received by the IFP has said that the said amount was collected in the name of “Arirang Educational and Job Consultant" located at Singjamei under Singjamei Police station in Imphal West district.

The agency is mainly run by three individuals identified as Potsangbam Wangba Singh (44), son of (L) P Ibohal Singh of Haobam Marak Ngangom Leikai; Salam Priyo alias Priyobarta (44), son of S Thambal Singh of Naoremthong Salam Leikai and Heikrujam Devaraj Singh (44), son of H Rajen Singh of Keishamthong Thangjam Leirak.

Meanwhile, it is also learnt that following an FIR against them, the three had refunded part of the swindled money to two of the victims.

The three had collected the amount of Rs 58 lakhs assuring admission in the MBBS course at the Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences from four parents namely Naorem (o) Romita Devi (48) wife of N Sukumar Singh of Pureiromba Khongnangkhong; Ahanthem Meghajit Singh (57), son of (L) A Bokul Singh of Keishamthong Ahanthem Leikai, Mutum Manglemba Singh (56) son of (L) M Manglemjao Singh of Sagolband Takyel Kolom Leikai and Thingbaijam Binoy Singh (50), son of (L) Th Brajachand Singh of Ghari Awang Leikai.

The amounts collected are Rs 14 lakh each from Ahanthem Meghajit Singh, Mutum Manglemba Singh and Naorem (o) Romita Devi and Rs 16 lakh from Thingbaijam Binoy Singh.

The swindling of the huge amount came to light only after the students failed to get admission with the medical institute at Sikkim and the families started inquiring.

On further inquiries, the families found that there was no communication between the consultant agency run by the three and the institute regarding the admission.

Following the discovery, the four duped families filed a written complaint before the Singjamei PS on September 5 morning and the police registered a regular case under FIR No 176 (9) 2013 SJI PS u/s 420/34 IPC.

Meanwhile, following the complaint and demand of the families to return the cash amounts since the agency has failed to get admission for the students, the agency has returned Rs 6 lakh to Thingbaijam Binoy Singh and another Rs 8 lakh to N (o) Romita Devi.

The incident has come to light in the backdrop of certain candidates filing a case with the Supreme Court against the decision of the state cabinet to cancel the state MBBS/BDS entrance test which was supposed to be conducted by the state Medical Directorate and to fill the state quota MBBS/BDS from the merit list of the CBSE conducted NEET-UG.

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