ED arrests former president of Maharashtra-based educational society
ED has arrested the ex-president of a Maharashtra-based educational society for allegedly duping medical aspirants.
Mahadev Ramachandra Deshmukh, the ex-president of Kolhapur-based Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society (SCSES), has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the anti-money laundering law for allegedly duping the medical aspirants in lieu of granting admission to them in an ineligible college.
The allegation is, "management of the society collected funds in cash from the students for admission in the MBBS course into a college named Institute of Medical Science and Research, Mayani [a college of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society], whereas the college was not eligible for the same,” as reported by India Today.
The society is a charitable trust, found ED investigation
It was found during the ED investigation that the Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society is a charitable trust engaged in educational activities.
As per the FIR, “The society trust received permission to run a medical college for the academic year 2012-13 and 2013-14 for 100 seats per annum [85 seats government quota and 15 seats management quota]."
As per ED, admission regulatory authority in 2014, rejected the permission for admission in MBBS for the academic year 2014-15. Deshmukh, despite of the admission permission granted only for 200 students, granted admission to nearly 350 students and “fraudulently and illegally” collected an amount of about INR 29 crore in cash from over 550 students as donation on pretext of giving admission to MBBS course.