Mumbai: Police have found that over 700 people had obtained jobs using fake marksheets provided by the accused in the bogus HSC and SSC certificates scam running at two institutes. One person, who was earlier arrested, got bail. The police are in the process of obtaining the office addresses of these 700 people to send them letters and make them witnesseses in the case. Cops are also investigating where the accused got the fake documents printed.

On Monday, the DN Nagar police arrested six people attached to Ambitious College of Distance Education who work out of Abdulla Manzil near Andheri Sports Complex and Dawn Institute of Distance Education who operate from their office in White House building on SV road for issuing fake marksheets to people who had not even appeared for exams. The arrested have been identified as brothers Arif and Asif Ansari and their counsellor Shweta Mandilkar for running Ambitious College.

The other four accused are Anand Bangali, Manish Tha, Anjum Sayyed and Jafar Sayyed. While Arif, Asif and Shweta claim to be graduates, Anand has studied up to SSC, and Manish and Anjum have studied till HSC, even though Anjum claims to be a graduate.

Rajendra Chavan, senior inspector of DN Nagar police station, said, “We are now in the process of creating a database of the people who acquired fake certificates from these two institutes under the fake boards Delhi’s Council of Secondary and Higher Secondary and Sarva Siksha Parishad of Maharashtra, which do not exist, and acquired jobs.”

The police want people who have obtained these bogus certificates to come forward and submit the fake marksheets to make the case stronger against the six.

“We had received information and made a few people contact these two offices as students and when they went to pay for the marksheets we arrested the accused. The payment varied from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 for the bogus documents,” added Chavan. All the accused have been booked under sections of the IPC related to cheating and forgery and have been remanded in police custody by the magistrate’s court till today.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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