New Delhi: The Delhi police have arrested five youths on the charges of selling fake degrees of Jamia Millia Islamia. The list of arrested includes two employees of the University.

Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Sandeep Goyal said, “On a tip off by an informer, police team led by Inspector Praveen Kumar raided a park near Surya hotel under the New Friends Colony Police Station area.

The five arrested include Nimesh Pruthi (29), Martin (35), Atif (28), Rehan Khan (26) and Jitender (32).

Police have seized 30 fake degrees and marksheets of BA, B Com, BTech, MBA and school certificates of Jamia Millia Islami from their possession. The police was informed that some people were selling fake degrees to help potential job seekers get employment in Call Centers and private firms of NCR.

In addition to this, police also recovered seven blank migration certificates, two fake rubber stamps and embossed logo stamps of Jamia, twenty blank sheets, which were specially meant for preparing marksheets, seven blank transfer certificates of the University and other items.

Pruthi, Martin and Atif were the first to be arrested from near New Friends Colony while they were waiting for some customer to deliver fake degrees of BA/BCom.

The accused also told police that they have sold more than 100 fake degrees and markssheets of Jamia Millia Islamia University to various persons to get jobs in Delhi and NCR areas.

Rehan and Jitender were the masterminds behind the racket. After preparation of fake certificates, they handed these over to the three to sell it to the interested parties on a hefty price ranging from Rs 50,000-55,000.

“They used to procure paper sheets for preparing these fake documents from the street vendors of Chawri Bazar area, on furnishing sample and size to them. These racketeers have reportedly been operating since 2009,” Goel said.