AIMS pulls up man for duping students

IMPHAL, 22nd Sep: A man who collected Rs 5.54 lakh from parents of 27 students residing in different parts of Bishnupur district by giving false promise of getting admission at Navodaya Vidyalaya has been pulled up by volunteers of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup (AIMS).
Parading the fraudster before media persons at its office located at Kwakeithel Girls High School here on Sunday, AIMS secretary (education & academic affairs) Suraj Thokchom claimed that Koijam Ranjit (55) of Kakching Chumnang Leikai in collusion with some teachers collected Rs 5.54 lakh from students hailing from Leishram, Utlou and Ishok in Bishnupur district by making false promise of ensuring admission at Navodaya Vidyalaya.
He also claimed that Ranjit even made few students to get uniform of the educational institute by telling them that their admission had been secured but his fraudulent act came to light and parents of the duped students lodged a complaint to the organisation (AIMS).
He said that the students’ body investigated the matter leading to the confirmation that Ranjit duped the students for personal gains and thereafter the latter was pulled up on Sunday.
Suraj alleged that Ranjit in cahoots with Sanahal of Lilong Turel Ahanbi; Loitongbam Kiran of Wangoo Tera Awang Leikai and Naorem Mangijao of Naorem Makha Leikai collected Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 each from parents by promising them admission of their wards at Navodaya Vidyalaya.
They collected Rs 1.69 lakh from seven students of Leishram, Rs 2.45 lakh from 13 students of Utlou and Rs 1.40 lakh from seven students of Ishok, totalling Rs 5.54 lakh, he revealed. Suspecting emergence of a gang in the state, whose only intention is to make money by duping parents of poor students on the pretext of getting admission in educational institutes; he asked Sanahal, Kiran and Mangijao to approach AIMS within five days to confess their misdeed. He also asked the fraudsters mainly Ranjit to return the money they collected from the parents of the students at the earliest.

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