Certificate Racket Busted in Yanam, Mastermind Nabbed

Andhra man had helped 6 students fraudulently gain admission to Navodaya Vidyalaya

Published: 06th September 2015 04:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2015 04:16 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: The Yanam police on Saturday arrested six Andhra Pradesh persons for allegedly forging resident certificates for admissions to Jawahar Navodaya Vidalaya in the seats reserved for the natives.

Bamsidhar Reddy, Superintendent of Police (Yanam), said that on September 2, Yanam deputy tahsildar Silamsarasan had lodged a complaint claiming that six students from East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh had secured admissions to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. The students had claimed to be natives of Yanam and their Nativity Certificates were dubious, as those bore signs of Silambarasam.

Based on the complaint, the police lodged a case and registered an FIR. After preliminary investigations, six persons, including the kingpin of the fake certificate racket and four parents and one guardian (who had provided his address on the certificate) were arrested and produced before a court, which remanded them in judicial custody.

According to investigating officer sub-inspector Sivakumar, the matter came to light when a local approached Silambarasan, raising doubts over the veracity of the certificates purportedly issued by him. After cross-verification, Silambarasan found that the certificates of six students were fake.

The official said that B Hemashankar, K Satyanarayana, B Sivasatyalakhan, G Jeevan Surya Prabakar, G Shanmugha Surya Nagateja and Y Hemanth Satish, all from East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh had secured admissions after furnishing fake certificates. In Navodaya Vidyalaya, 20 seats are reserved for students originally from Yanam.

The official said that the fake certificate racket was masterminded by Tada Venkata Suresh(42), a resident of Amalapura in East Godavari district and the proprietor of a coaching centre. Suresh had allegedly collected Rs 25,000 from the guardians of each student for procuring the admissions.

During interrogation, Suresh reportedly confessed to his crime and said that he had used the names of six persons from Yananm - T Yedukondalu of Sidarthnagar, D Veerababu of Zicria Nagar, B Ramanaiah of Bussi Street, Phusr Gupta, Ziciria and Naga Sujatha from Vishnayalayam - to perpetrate his scheme.

Tada Venka Suresh, Veera Babu and parents Kola Rajana (father of Satyanarayana), Naga Satish (father of Jeevan Surya Prabakar, Vattalanka Saibabu (father of  Hemashankar) and G Jeeva Prakash (father of Sivasatyalakhan) were arrested and remanded in judicial custody.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp