DU employees arrested, invloved in fake certificate scam

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New Delhi, Jun 30: Two officials of the Delhi University (DU) have been taken into custody in connection with the fake caste certificates racket. The accused are Sanjeet Mahajan and Neeraj Sharma, both DU's SC/ST cell staffers, police said.

The racket led by Himanshu Gupta (26) allegedly managed to secure admissions for 12 students in eight colleges this admission season. It was busted by Delhi Police's Crime Branch on June 23 with the arrest of three youths, including a contract employee in a tehsildar office.

The other three accused, Himanshu and his associates Vikas (24), Ketan Gupta (24), who is a data entry operator on contract basis at Mehrauli tehsildar office, were arrested on Jun 23

On the modus operandi, the official said, Himanshu and Vikas floated an educational consultancy firm and advertised in leading newspapers in Delhi and other cities about facilitating admissions. They charged Rs. 3-5 lakh for getting a student admitted in the college of their choice.

"Data of the forged certificates was uploaded by Ketan on the official website so that if anybody checked its authenticity, the same could be verified from the official website. Three forged caste certificates, shown as issued from the office of tehsildar in Ghaziabad, were prepared by one of their associates Satish who is absconding," he said.

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