KOCHI: The police team probing the engineering admission fraud on Friday left for Secunderabad with accused Jayesh J Kumar for collecting evidence and for further investigation. The police team, led by sub-inspector Gopakumar, left by road in the afternoon
The police said they would visit the Adusumilli Vijaya Group of Colleges at Bommalaramaram near Secunderabad, where more than 250 students were given admission in the name of another reputed institution.
“We will be reaching Secunderabad on Saturday. After collecting evidence and statements of the victims, who are students of the college, we expect to return by Monday or Tuesday,” the police officials said.
The Ernakulam South police have received more than 120 complaints against Jayesh and his wife Rari, who allegedly admitted students to a bogus engineering college in Secunderabad after collecting large amounts.
“First they approached the students promising admission in a reputed college. Later, they told the students that the fees of the ‘reputed’ college was very high, and offered admission in another college with similar ‘reputation’. The accused lured the students by showing a brochure of a college with high-standard infrastructure. The accused also maintained a website, on which Jayesh was shown as the chairman and Rari as one of the directors of the institute. P B Anjaneyulu was shown as the pro-chairman and Anitha L as secretary.
The police plans to apprehend the other two persons accused in the case in Secunderabad and interrogate them. The police suspects that Jayesh had approached several Union Ministers with some educational project. Photographs in which he posed with Union Ministers were used to canvas the students. The money collected from the students was used for purchasing land at various places in the State. Jayesh was having plans to start a medical collect in Chhattisgarh. Some of the political leaders who are familiar with Jayesh will also be interrogated in the coming days.
It is alleged that the students were admitted in a rented building, where a hall was used as classroom and the other rooms as hostel.
Police to Freeze Assets
The police will initiate steps to freeze the properties and bank accounts of Jayesh and Rari, the accused in the engineering admission fraud case.The police might also approach the Enforcement Directorate for taking further action against the accused.