EWS admission scam: Two more held in Delhi

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have busted another module in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admission scam with the arrest of two more people.

Hukum Singh and Arun Kumar, both residents of west Delhi’s Mangolpuri, were arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch from the national capital on Thursday.

“The arrested people had managed to get students admitted to Bal Bharti School in Pitampura and Lancer Convent in Rohini area,” a police officer said.

Earlier, police on June 24 had arrested Neeraj who was working at Lancer Convent School and getting admissions done with the help of his associates.

Kumar was arrested following the information given by Neeraj, who had managed 10 admissions in Lancer Convent School in Rohini under EWS quota using fake documents.

Kumar, a commerce graduate from the School of Open Learning, ran a photostat and DTP set-up.

“Neeraj contacted Arun Kumar and offered him a hefty amount for preparing fake documents. He agreed and started preparing fake documents,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), Ravindra Yadav said.

Singh, who had secured two admissions in Bal Bharti Public school, was held after the questioning of some parents.

Singh used to get the EWS certificates from the SDM office in Kanjhawla on a commission basis. Later on, he got in touch with one Bhupender who provided him certificates without going to the SDM office,” said Yadav.

Yadav said that Singh came to know about the modus operandi during the admission of the daughter of his neighbour in Bal Bharti Public school in Pitampura.

Singh knew that many parents want to get their children admitted in the school at any cost. He started loitering outside the school in search of prospective clients and met one Ratan.

“He lured Ratan with a promise to get his son admitted to the school for free if he (Ratan) could entice some parents willing to pay him a hefty amount for the admission of their children,” Yadav said.

Yadav said that Ratan introduced Singh to his friend Rajeev Aggarwal and Varun Aggarwal who were also trying for admission of their wards in the school.

“The deal was finalised for Rs.3 lakh for two admissions,” Yadav said.

“Later, Ratan, Rajeev Aggarwal and Varun Aggarwal came to know that the admission was got done wrongly under the EWS category and demanded their money back. But Singh assured them that he would change the admission to general category after one year and asked them to get the admissions on the basis of documents provided by him,” Yadav added.

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