New Delhi: Delhi Crime Branch has busted a racket à la VYAPAM involved in arranging admissions in prestigious colleges of South and North campuses of Delhi University on the basis of forged certificates and documents.
Four persons including a student – Sunil Panwar alias Guruji (41) s/o Ram Chander Panwar r/o 295/4Mehrauli, Mohd. Juber (25) s/o Sher Mohd. r/o 149, HauzRani, Ranchit Khurana (30) s/o Ashok Khurana r/o 735,Sec- 29, Noida and Praveen Jha (35) s/o Kala Dhar Jha r/o C-469, West Vinod Nagarhave been arrested. Large number of forged mark-sheets, degrees, character certificates, computer, 3 printers and 40 stamps of different government universities, education boards and colleges along with forged signature seals of the authorized signatories have been recovered from them.
According to Delhi POlice, information was received by Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Dharmender that three persons involved in getting students admitted in prestigious colleges of South and North campus of Delhi University on the basis of forged mark-sheets/documents would come to main market Malviya Nagar in an Ertiga car. Thereafter a team of South Eastern Range led by ACP KPS Malhotra and comprising of Inspector Pankaj Singh, sub-inspectors Vishal, Omveer Singh, ASI Dharmender, head constables Jagpal, Sunil Gaur,Naresh, Pradeep, Prithvi, constables Surender, Rohit, Vinod, Sanjeev, Sandeep, Ankitand Kusumpal under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police Bhisham Singh and overall supervision of Additional Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar was constituted to nab them. The team laid a trap and three suspects – Sunil Panwar alias Guruji, Mohammed Juber and Ranchit Khurana were apprehended. Large number of forged documents and stamps of different schools and education boards were recovered from their possession. A case 9FIR No.114/15 u/s 420/465/468/473/34 IPC) was registered by the Crime Branch.
During sustained interrogation, it was revealed that Sunil Panwar is the gang leader who along with Juber (a student of Aurobindo College) used to procure details of those candidates who could not get admission in a course of their choice in Delhi University. They used to give the details of these candidates to Ranchit, whose job was to get forged documents prepared from one Praveen Jha. Immediately, a raid was conducted and the accused Praveen Jha was also apprehended. Large number of blank and complete degrees, mark sheets, caste certificates and other documents were recovered from his office.
The accused used to prepare the documents pertaining to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Boards. To evade detection of the forged documents, they had even created fake websites of of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar Boards and were uploading the details of the fake certificates and mark-sheets on these fake websites to ensure online verification by the Delhi University colleges. They had also prepared fake degrees of various universities for the candidates who were seeking jobs in the private sector.
During the present academic year, the racketeers have managed to secure admissions for more than 25 students on the basis of forged mark sheets, caste certificates, transfer certificates, and character certificates in different prestigious colleges in South and North campuses of Delhi University.
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 racketeers used to charge Rs. 3 to 7 lac from a prospective student for getting him admitted ina college and course of his choice. The racketeers have disclosed that they were operating since last three years.
Below is the list of colleges and the number of admissions that have come under police scanner:
Colleges No. of Admissions
Hindu College 1
Kirorimal College 1
Aurobindo College (Evening) 3
Dayal Singh College (Evening) 2
Dayal Singh College (Morning) 1
Ram Lal Anand College 2
DAV College 1
Bhagat Singh College 10
\Kamla Nehru College 1