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A doctor from Kalyan was allegedly duped of Rs 90 lakh on the pretext of getting admission to his son in a medical college, police said today.
According to a complaint filed by Dr Balkrishna Shetty last night, he wanted his son to get admission in a medical college for a post-graduate course, Thane City Police Public Relations Officer Sukhada Narkar told reporters here.
"Shetty came in contact with one Prasad Gadkari, who in turn introduced him to Mahesh Muglikar. Muglikar assured Shetty that his son would get admission in a medical college," Narkar said.
"Muglikar informed the victim that if he wanted to get his son admitted to a medical college in Karad in western Maharashtra, he would have to pay Rs 1.55 crore. If he wanted his son's admission to a college in Navi Mumbai, he would have to shell out Rs 1.50 crore," she said.
"Later Muglikar informed Shetty that his son's admission to a medical college in Karad was not possible. The accused demanded Rs 90 lakh for getting Shetty's son admitted to the Navi Mumbai college," the official added.
According to the PRO, Shetty paid Rs 90 lakh to Muglikar but his son's admission never happened.
A case under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Kongaon police station, Narkar said, adding a probe was on.
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