According to Crime Branch of Delhi Police, this module was allegedly working at Lancer Convent School, Rohini. The gang had managed to get more than 10 children admitted to the school under EWS category using fake certificates.

"The accused, identified as Neeraj, a resident of Budh Vihar Phase-1, has been arrested. He used to charge between Rs one to two lakh per admission in Lancer Convent School. In the current academic session, he managed the admission of more than 10 children under EWS category using fake certificates," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

During interrogation, Neeraj told the police that his neighbour Mukesh Sharma, who was earlier arrested in this scam, helped him in getting his niece admitted to Bal Bharti School in Pitampura.

He learnt the procedure and met Nadeem through Mukesh from whom he used to procure EWS certificates, he added. After getting some confidence, Neeraj started acting independently and induced prospective clients outside Lancer Convent School.

"Efforts are being made to trace his associates. Probe regarding the involvement of school officials is also under progress," Yadav said.

"In addition to schools whose names surfaced in the scam earlier, some more schools of Delhi have also come into notice where such admission racketeers are operating," he added.

These schools include N K Bagrodia School, Rohini; VSPK School, Rohini; Apeejay School, Pitampura; Rukmini Devi School, Pitampura; Venkateshwar School, Rohini; The Sovereign School, Rohini; Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj; Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj and St Mark's School, Janakpuri.
On June 16, the Crime Branch had claimed a breakthrough in its two-year long investigation into allegations of irregularities in admissions on the seats meant for poor with the arrest of four people.

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