A lady doctor was duped of Rs 2 lakh by two fraudsters here on the pretext of arranging MBBS seat for her daughter outside Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesperson of the Crime Branch said on Friday.
A formal case was registered against Vishal Kumar of Bihar and Nissar K Pof Kerala, and an investigation set into motion to bring them to book, he said.
The spokesperson said Mehjabeen Shehri, presently posted as medical officer MLA hostel Jammu, lodged a written complaint, alleging that the accused “induced and assured her” of an MBBS seat in Dehradun, Uttarakhand through a website.
On assurance of the accused, the spokesperson said the complainant transferred an advance amount of Rs 2 lakh into one of their accounts and she was asked to deposit it after the MBBS seat was allotted to her daughter.
Taking cognisance, Crime Branch, Jammu initiated a preliminary enquiry and it has prima facie been established that the suspects in criminal connivance with each other have opened various bank accounts and procured various mobile SIM cards on forged documents only for cheating the complainant and other gullible people to reap benefit illegally, he said.