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Cops bust another office used by fake education board in west Delhi

New Delhi: Investigation by Shahdara district police into the pan-India racket of fake education boards has led to revelation of one more office of the racketeers in the city, where the police team found that over 20,000 fake admissions were done by the fake board across the country.
In December 2017, Delhi Police busted the gang and arrested six men.
During interrogation, the accused revealed to police that more than 20,000 people were issued fake mark-sheets and certificates.
The newly discovered office was found in Budhela market in west Delhi's Vikaspuri. During its raid, the police team found letters which were apparently addressed to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and copies of which were addressed the to Prime Minister and Home Minister.
Police told Millennium Post that the letters are being investigated, adding that they are most likely fake and were used to lure the candidates.
"If someone would be rejected by a college or a government office, that person would come to the office of the accused.
"The accused would show them the fake letters and tell them that they have written to the concerned ministers. The letters were not actually sent anywhere," said a police source.
Sources said that at the Budhela office, the police team found registers through which they learnt that between 20-25,000 fake admissions were done all over India by the fake board
The team also found 250 cash receipts amounting to 50 lakh.
"500 prepared mark-sheets were also found from the spot," said a police source.
The probe is being monitored by Shahdara DCP Nupur Prasad. The team was led by Geeta Colony police station SHO Inspector Pawan Kumar and ASI Naresh Kumar.
In addition to questioning 15 persons, including government official, the team had recently visited five schools in Uttar Pradesh.
Several persons who received fake certificates from the accused are employed in various government departments, such as Uttar Pradesh Police, Railways, India Post, Army and Paramilitary forces. Police are probing these claims.
Some cases were also found to have been filed against individual accused in different states.
Delhi Police have written to the Education department of different states to know whether the fake board had contacted them.
According to police, the arrested mostly targetted schools in remote villages in six states, including Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
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