Cops blow lid off Delhi Univ admission racket, 4 arrested

According to police, fake admissions had taken place in Bhagat Singh College (10 admissions), Aurobindo College (Evening) (three admissions), Dayal Singh College (Evening) (two admissions), Ram Lal Anand College (two admissions), Hindu College (one admission), Kirori Mal College (one admission), Dayal Singh College (Morning) (one admission), DAV College (one admission) and Kamla Nehru College (one admission). 

The four accused have been identified as Sunil Panwar (41), <g data-gr-id="50">Ranchit</g> Khurana (30), Praveen Jha (30) and Mohd Juber (25), who is also a student of Aurobindo College. 

“They have got admitted more than 25 students on the basis of forged <g data-gr-id="41">mark-sheets</g>, caste certificates, transfer certificates, character certificates in several prestigious colleges in South and North Campuses of Delhi University,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said.

He further added that a large number of forged <g data-gr-id="51">mark-sheets</g>, degrees, character certificates, computers, three printers and 40 stamps of different government universities, education boards, colleges have also been recovered including the forged signature seals of the authorised signatories. 

“They mainly prepared the documents pertaining to UP and Bihar Boards. To evade detection of the forged documents, they had even created fake websites of UP, MP and Bihar Boards. They used to upload the details of the fake certificates/mark-sheets on these fake websites to ensure online verification of the same by the colleges.

“They had also prepared fake degrees of various universities for the candidates who were seeking jobs in private sectors. “Relevant documents of the students, who are suspected to have secured admission on the basis of forged documents, are being obtained from the concerned colleges for further scrutiny. The racketeers used to charge Rs 3 to 7 lakh from a prospective student for getting him admitted in a college and course of his choice,” the officer added.

During a raid on Wednesday, three suspects — Sunil Panwar, Mohd. Juber and <g data-gr-id="46">Ranchit</g> Khurana were apprehended. 

During sustained interrogation, it was revealed that Panwar is the gang leader who along with Juber used to procure details of those candidates who could not get admission in a course of their choice in Delhi University due to <g data-gr-id="53">less</g> marks.

Further, the details of the candidates were shared with <g data-gr-id="42">Ranchit</g>, who used to get forged documents prepared from Jha.  After the name of Jha cropped up in the investigation, another raid was conducted and Jha was apprehended. Further investigation is underway, the officer added. 

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