GUWAHATI- Accused Vimal Kumar Choudhury of Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh accused of a case of MBBS, BDS Admission Fraud was arrested from his hide out at Siliguri, West Bengal in a successful operation led by a team of CID, Assam. He was produced before the local court for transit remand and is being brought back to Assam for further lawful action in connection with the case.
The case was registered based on complaint of several victims who have paid huge amounts of money to the accused person for admission of their wards in MBBS/BDS courses.
The said accused person published fake advertisement in news paper with contact details like email and phone numbers for admission into medical and dental colleges. The victims contacted the accused person and paid huge some for admission of their wards and got duped.
Though the cases was registered in 2014, the accused could not be arrested as he was on the run and avoiding arrest. The case was closely monitored by the Gauhati High Court vide case no. W.A. 161/2019. As per the order of the Gauhati High Court an SIT was formed on 18th March, 2021 in connection with the investigation of the case.
The SIT painstakingly searched for the accused person using various means and ways. CCTNS, under the MHA, Gol, played a vital role in finding out the accused. From the CCTNS database, it had been found that another case with similar modus operandi was registered against the accused person at Krishna Nagar Police station of Delhi in 2015.
Based on the FIR number, searches were made at the website of Delhi High court for any anticipatory bail application. A Bail application of the accused person were found to be rejected by Delhi High Court vide order dated 24-05-2016.
On the basis of the case details, searches were made at e-Court portal of the ICJS and found all the orders in connection with the Krishna Nagar PS Case.
Searches were also made in the another verticals of the ICJS, the e-Prison portal and it was found that the accused person was in Tihar Jail from 17.05.2017 to 04.07.2107 in connection with the Krishna Nagar PS Case.
From the e-Prison portal the other details of the accused person like his parentage, date of birth address, etc were found. Based on the details found in the e-Prison portal, passport details of the accused persons were collected.
Mobile number of his wife was found in the passport. Based on the analysis of the CDR, mobile number of the accused person was found out. The movements of the accused person was continuously traced.
He was moving over between Gaziabad, UP and Siliguri, West Bengal. Two teams of CID, Assam were formed and sent to Siliguri and Gaziabad to apprehend the accused person.
Accordingly, on the intervening night of 31/05/2022 and 01/06/2022, the accused person was successfully arrested.