Two persons, who were arrested in front of Surendranath College on Wednesday for running a school-and-college admission racket, have admitted they used to take Rs 10 lakh to get students admitted to Class-I in top city schools with help from several insiders.
The accused have also claimed they had admitted at least three kids in Class I of a south Kolkata school.
Based on the complaint of Najrul Jamal Chowdhury — a resident of Beniapukur — Muchipara cops on Wednesday had arrested Subrata Chakraborty (59) and Shyamal Poddar (50). Chowdhury complained the duo had demanded Rs 15 lakh to get two of his sons admitted to a south Kolkata college. The duo was remanded in police custody till July 5.
Interrogation of the two revealed they had in the past got kids admitted to top city schools. They charged around Rs 10 lakh for each student’s admission to Class I. They also claimed they knew insiders who would help them secure admissions in those schools and colleges. Police are now trying to find out if they had some college alumni in the loop.