Mahadev Ramchandra Deshmukh, former president of Maharashtra’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society, who fraudulently collected money from students in the name of MBBS admission, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Has been sent on ED remand for A top ED official said that on the basis of an FIR against Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society president Mahadev Ramchandra Deshmukh and others at the police station in Maharashtra’s Satara district, the ED had registered this case under the Money Laundering Act.

The allegation in this case was that the management of Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society’s Institute of Medical Science and Research in the college named Mayani collected money in cash from the students for admission in MBBS course while the college was not eligible for it. ED came to know during investigation that Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society Kolhapur Maharashtra is a charitable trust which is engaged in educational activities. The trust was granted permission to run a medical college for 100 seats per annum for the academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

29 crores recovered from students in fraud
This included 85 seats in the government quota and 15 seats in the management quota. However, in the year 2014, the Admission Regulatory Authority had rejected the permission for admission in MBBS for the academic year 2014-15. From 2012-13 to 2015-16, Mahadev Ramchandra Deshmukh, the then president, fraudulently and illegally collected an amount of about Rs 29 crore from the students, despite only 200 students were allowed admission.

Out of 550 students, only 350 got admission
It is alleged that the money was shown in the form of donation and many students did not even get admission. It is also learned that out of 550 students, only 350 students got admission. Investigation revealed that agents were made by Mahadev Ramchandra in the name of admission in MBBS. They were tasked with bringing in potential candidates for admission and in return they were given commissions.

Allegations of non-cooperation during investigation
The ED alleges that during the investigation, Mahadev Ramchandra Deshmukh did not cooperate in the investigation and kept hiding important information continuously. Seeing his non-cooperation, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested him. After this he was produced before the special court of ED, from where he has been sent on ED remand for questioning.

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