New Delhi: The arrest of co-leader of a gang allegedly involved in fake admissions in Delhi University has put under police scanner several SDM offices in Uttar Pradesh, from where the accused used to procure OBC certificates for his clients, police said today.
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested Himanshu Gupta from Jaipur on Wednesday around a month after his partner – and alleged kingpin of the fake admission racket in DU – Inderjit Singh alias Kaku landed in the police net.
During Gupta’s interrogation, it emerged that he had “good contacts” at a few SDM offices in UP, from where he used to get OBC certificates for getting his clients admitted in reputed DU colleges – particularly Dayal Singh College and PGDAV College.
The police are also investigating if he has any sources in any or both of these colleges, an official privy to the investigation told PTI.
“Gupta has so far disclosed the identity of one person who he claims is his source at the SDM office in Ghaziabad. The suspect, named Praveen, was earlier a tout at the passport office in south Delhi’s R K Puram area,” said the official.
“Praveen lives near east Delhi’s Ghazipur area. When a police team was sent to his shanty, it emerged that he had been missing for the past few days,” said the official, adding that how the OBC certificates with the SDM’s signature were obtained by the accused can only be known once Praveen is interrogated.
Himanshu Gupta was arrested in 2011 in connection with fake DU admission racket. Once he came out on bail, he joined Kaku and returned into the business – now at a larger-scale, said the official.