Bank accounts of Kavitha Pillai, who allegedly swindled money from several people by promising them admissions to MBBS and MD courses in private medical colleges, were frozen following a request from the police. Police officials are trying to unearth the investments made by Kavitha after receiving around `1.6 crore from seven persons.
However, the police officials said that there was only minimal amount of money in all the bank accounts that have been frozen. “Two bank accounts of Kavitha Pillai have been frozen. We had requested the bank officials for this purpose. There is no more than `10,000 in the accounts. However, we have started investigating the investments made by her in other places. More information can be unearthed only after taking Kavitha Pillai into custody,” a police official said.
Kavitha Pillai is said to have brought a property in Ponekkara using the money she swindled from several students by offering them medical seats in prominent private colleges of the state.
The police are still hoping that more people who had been duped by the accused would come out and speak the truth. “Many of the people who handed over the money are yet to admit it. In the coming days, we hope more people would lodge complaints against her,” the police official said.
Meanwhile, the police filed a petition at the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate court for the custody of Kavitha Pillai. The court would consider the petition on Tuesday. In the plea filed by the Central Police Station, the Investigating Officer has sought five days’ custody of Kavitha Pillai for interrogation. According to the police, it is vital to interrogate Kavitha Pillai for receiving more information in the case.
Kavitha, proprietor of KGK Group of Consultancy in Kochi, was nabbed from a lodge near Thirunelly, Wayanad. She was booked under sections 420 (Cheating) and 406 (Criminal breach of trust) of the IPC.