Brilliant student ends up behind bars
SYED AMJAD SHAH
Jammu, Aug 22: Brilliant in studies, Sheetal Gupta - one among the seven imposters arrested by police yesterday from an examination centre in Jammu University - has qualified the medical entrance exams at her home city Bhopal where she was likely to get admission in one of the two reputed government medical colleges.
The girl is one of the seven persons, who landed up in police custody on Saturday. She was appearing in place of a candidate in ASCOMS.
The accused has told her interrogators that she belongs to a highly qualified family and is the youngest among four siblings and is good at studies since her childhood. Her father Ashok Kumar Gupta of Malviya Nagar (Bhopal) is a retiree from a private company.
“Her elder brother is a Master in Business Administration (MBA), her sister is working as an engineer in a private company, while another is also pursuing higher studies,” she informed to police. Since her family had spent huge amount on her studies, sources said that Sheetal had a desire to help her family financially by earning some quick bucks and pursue her studies on her own.
This desire put the `sober’ and `intelligent’ girl behind the bars and now she is facing charges under 419, 420, 2/5 of prevention of unfair means in examination here in Jammu.
Sources said that the unfortunate girl met the kingpin Kunj Behari (agent) last year and both remained in frequent contact with each other on mobile phone, since then.
“The agent-Kunj Behari- who was also taking tuitions for PMT was seeking help from her (Sheetal) concerning his studies,” sources said.
Following the telephonic relations, Sheetal entered into a deal with Kunj Behari and agreed to appear for the entrance test of a private medical college in Jammu on behalf of another student. “The agent had promised to pay Rs 15, 000 after the result, while all the travel and accommodation expenses will be her own,” the sources said.
Initially, the girl became suspicious and denied. “He (agent), however, assured her that nothing wrong will happen,” the sources said.
She was received at on the day of examination (August 21) by Kunj Bihari. The distressed girl told her interrogators that she was unaware about the student on whose behalf she was appearing.
However, she was arrested following the complaint by the invigilators of Jammu University to police after they found that she was appearing for Arish Kiran daughter of Ajit Kumar of Janipur. She was arrested along with six others.
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