New Delhi: An engineer has been arrested for allegedly duping a contractor of over Rs 25 lakh on promise of arranging admission for his daughter to country’s most prestigious medical college All-India Institute of Medical Sciences under the Union Ministry quota.

Punjab resident Paramjeet Singh lodged a complaint in Hauz Khas police station against the accused, Ranjan Kumar, for cheating him Rs 25 lakh for his daughter’s admission to AIIMS. The accused provided Singh a recommendation letter on behalf of the Health Ministry and called him for counseling at AIIMS on December 20. When the victims reached AIIMs, he grew suspicious.

According to DCP south district Chhaya Sharma, “Ranjan Kumar (27) hails from Samastipur Bihar and a resident of Pushpa Vihar sector-3. He is a B-Tech by qualification and had worked in many companies in Delhi and Gurgaon. Presently he was working as a contractor with Railways.”

During interrogation, Ranjan told the police that he and Satish, another accomplice, would place advertisements in leading English dailies promising admission in various medical courses in private and government institutes of repute.

A laptop containing fake demi official letters of the Union Health Ministry, recommendation letters, logo of a medical institute and other incriminating material have allegedly been seized.