DU admission racket busted; four held

New Delhi :Four persons have been arrested for allegedly running a racket which helped students get admission in Delhi University colleges using forged documents and papers.

A Crime Branch team of Delhi Police arrested accused Sunil Panwar aka Guruji, Mohammad Zubeir, Praveen Jha and Ranchit Khurana yesterday for running the admission racket using fake marksheets, migration certificates, degrees, character certificates and other such papers to admit students to colleges, said ACP Crime Branch K P S Malhotra.

The accused were allegedly behind 25 fake admissions in various colleges of North and South Campus of Delhi University including Bhagat Singh College, Aurobindo College, Dayal Singh College, Ram Lal Anand College, Hindu College, Kirori Mal College and Kamla Nehru College.

On a tip-off, the four persons were arrested from Malviya Nagar main market, said the officer.

A case has been registered against them who were running the racket for nearly 3 years. They also forged degrees and certificates of different universities which they sold to persons seeking job, he said.

During interrogation, they said the gang leaders Sunil Panwar and Zubeir, a final year student of Aurobindo College, used to scout for candidates who could not get admissions in DU.

Ranchit was involved in procuring fake documents for such candidates from Praveen Jha, the officer said.

Large number of blank and complete degrees, mark sheets, caste certificates and other documents were seized from Praveen’s house in West Vinod Nagar. Computer, printers and stamps of different schools and education boards were also recovered from there, he said.

The gang also created fake websites of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar boards as they mainly prepared documents of UP and Bihar boards as most of their candidates belonged to that area, police said.

Documents of students who are suspected to have secured admission on the basis of forged documents are being obtained from the concerned colleges and will be examined, the ACP said.

The racketeers used to charge Rs 3-7 lakh from the students seeking admission in a college and course of their choice, he said, adding, further investigations were underway.