Delhi Police on Monday has exposed a gang running 27 fake education websites which offered fake class 10, class 12, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and mark sheets.
Three suspects including Pankaj Arora along with two other men, Pawiter Singh and Gopal Krishan have been arrested for selling fake degrees and mark sheets of popular universities and school boards.
THE FAKE EDUCATION BOARD:
- The gang started the fake education board a year ago in West Delhi (Hari Nagar)
- The fake board used to get the students by publishing the advertisement in the newspaper
- They used to offer forged degrees and mark sheets to students without even enrolling to the universities
- Till now, they have sold 40,000 degrees
- Those who got the degrees have managed to get the jobs in the private sector
THE CASE IN BRIEF:
On January 3, the Delhi Police received a complaint about the gang. “The complainant was asked by Pankaj Arora to give him Rs 1,31,000 for the admission and examination fees for the complainant and seven of his friends. However, after some days Arora provided them with class 10 mark sheets, migration certificates and transfer certificates from the Board of Secondary Education through a post,” DCP Kumar said, according to a report in The Indian Express.
The police further said, “The complainant then tried to apply for a passport in his hometown of Sikar, Rajasthan the regional passport office had denied the passport claiming that his class 10 certificates were not genuine.”
“They accused have sold several educational qualification certificates to thousands of people. They used to get these clients using advertisements in local newspapers. The fake websites are so convincing that the victims cannot tell the difference,” the police officer included.