HYDERABAD: The Task Force police arrested one person involved in selling fake certificates of various universities to candidates.
Police also recovered a number of fake certificates from the accused.
According to police, Task Force sleuths on Wednesday apprehended the accused Sangoji Sreenivasa Chary, who was procuring fake educational certificates from various universities.
The accused Chary, a native of Ongole, had set up the Tejaswi Distance Educational centre in June 2003 in Flat No 303 at Sarala Apartments in SR Nagar.
Police said the accused got his institute selected as a regional examination centre of the concerned university and conduct exams.
He used to allow invigilators supervise the exam but send answer sheets answered by dummy candidates.
The racket was being run in collusion with some staff of the concerned varsities and colleges.
Police said the accused got fake certificates from Magadh University in Bodhgaya in Bihar, without conducting exams with assistance from the then vicechancellor, Birendranath Pandey.
Chary had taken an amount of `30,000 from each candidate.
Chary obtained more certificates from University of Technology and Services in Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, a deemed university in Salem, Tamil Nadu.
He collected `18,000 for a general degree, `24,000 for MBA/ MCA and `48,000 for an engineering degree.
Further, he collected `1,000 per paper for impersonation, police said.