FIR lodged against IAS officer in cheating case

Chennai: An FIR has been lodged against a serving IAS officer and and his aide in connection with the alleged cheating of Rs 50 lakh from a doctor promising an MBBS seat for his daughter in a private medical college.

Chennai Police Commissioner S George
Chennai Police Commissioner S George

The Central Crime Branch of the city police lodged the FIR against Deputy Secretary of Transport, IAS officer V Mohanraj, and his personal secretary (not official) S Selva Kumar on the directive of the Madras High Court.

Mohanraj and his secretary S Selva Kumar allegedly took Rs. 50 lakh from a city doctor, Nizar Ahammad, who is a neurologist, promising him a medical seat for his daughter Farin Farassia.

According to the FIR, Dr Ahammad, said “The IAS officer Mohanraj and his assistant Selva Kumar demanded Rs 50 lakh for admission, which I paid in four instalments from July 2013. But months passed and there was no progress. After numerous visits to Mohanraj’s office on the first floor of the State Secretariat building, he assured me a refund,” said the neurologist, who claims the officer collected the money from his clinic in Nungambakkam.

Dr Ahammad was continue pressing hard Mohanraj for refund the amount, so they both accused issued two cheques each for Rs. 25 lakh to him, but they bounced.

Cheques bouncing resulted that Doctor Ahammad registered a complaint with the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, on May 8, 2014, but no action was taken.

“I approached the Madras High Court and an order to register an FIR on the suspects was given on March 27, 2015. Following this, the city police registered an FIR against Mohanraj and Selva Kumar on Wednesday,” he added.