NEW DELHI:Four men, including a student of the Aurobindo College of the Delhi University, were arrested on Thursday for running an admission racket in prestigious colleges using forged documents. The racketeers used to charge between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 7 lakh from a prospective student for getting him admitted in a college and course of his choice.
The arrested persons secured over 25 admissions in as many as 10 Delhi University colleges in the current academic year. The racketeers obtained one seat each in the prestigious Hindu College and the Kirorimal College, while they secured three seats or their candidates in the Aurobindo College (evening).
“A total of 10 admissions were done in the Bhagat Singh College on the basis of forged academic certificates. The other colleges where the gang obtained seats for their clients are Dayal Singh College, Ram Lal Anand College, DAV College, Kamla Nehru College and others,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav.
Relevant documents of the students, who are suspected to have secured admission on the basis of forged documents, are being obtained from the concerned colleges for further scrutiny.
The arrested persons have been identified as Sunil Pawar, 41, Mohammad Juber, 25, Ranchit Khurana, 30, and Praveen Jha, 35. While Pawar is the kingpin of the gang, Juber is a student of Aurobindo College. The gang has been into the illegal admission business in the Delhi University for the past three years.
During interrogation, the accused said that they used to first procure the details of those candidates who could not get admission in a course of their choice in the Delhi University due to less marks.
“Then they used to get forged documents prepared,” the officer said.
The accused usually prepared academic documents pertaining to UP and Bihar Boards. To evade detection of the forged documents, they had even created fake websites of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar Boards.
Large number of blank and complete degrees, mark sheets, caste certificates and other documents were recovered from the accused.