DU fake admission: Police yet to nab kingpins
Despite conducting several raids in Delhi-NCR in the past 48 hours, Delhi Police are yet to track the two suspected masterminds–Inderjeet, alias, Kaku and Himanshu — involved in the Delhi University fake admission racket 2015 which the crime branch of Delhi Police claimed to have unearthed on July 30.
Meanwhile, the police are now looking into the role of insiders allegedly involved in the scam, starting specifically with Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, in which as many as 10 fake admission cases have so far been reported. The police are in the process of sending notices to all colleges in which 22 fake admissions have so far been detected, said a senior police official on Friday.
According to a police source, the investigation took a new turn when it emerged that one of the alleged masterminds, Inderjeet, claimed to be associated with the Youth Congress. A police team had earlier raided his house in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar but he had allegedly fled by then.
However, the spokesperson of Indian Youth Congress, Amrish Ranjan, has denied that Inderjeet had anything to do with the outfit. “We examined details of all the Youth Congress office bearers of Delhi, especially those of the Malviya Nagar office but no one of this name could be figured out by us. He is not even a member of Youth Congress, let alone being an office bearer,” said Amrish.
Inderjeet was also allegedly involved in a fake admission racket cracked earlier by Delhi Police. So is the case of the other alleged mastermind, Himanshu Gupta, who was arrested by Delhi Police after busting a fake DU admission racket in 2011, said the police source. The source added that while Inderjeet often allegedly persuaded students on the basis of political connections he claimed to have along with good contacts among the clerical staff of several reputed colleges in the University, Himanshu allegedly played his cards in the field of caste certificates. Both the names were disclosed by the four persons arrested so far–Sunil Panwar, alias, Guruji (41), Ranchit Khurana (30), Praveen Jha (35) and Juber, a second year student at Sri Aurobindo College.
So far, the police have confirmed 22 fake admissions–10 at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, three at Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), two each at Dyal Singh College (Evening), Ram Lal Anand College and one each at five other colleges including elite names like the Hindu College and Kirori Mal College, the source added.
The alleged racket used to charge students anything between Rs 3 lakh and 7 lakh for admissions, depending upon the preferred college, the courses they opted for and the marks they secured.