Fake degree racket busted, 5 arrested
New Delhi, Sep 7 (UNI) Coming down heavily on racketeers involved in fabricating fake degrees in the capital, police have arrested four persons, including the syndicate kingpin who is a Delhi University employee.
Dharanveer (55), working as a Sorter at the School of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, University of Delhi, was arrested yesterday along with his three accomplices -- Manish Agarwal (25), Naresh Kumar (38) and Mukesh Kumar (35), police said today.
A laptop, two computers and several certificates were seized from the possession of the accused who was arrested after a decoy customer was sent to strike a deal for a fake degree.
The accused charged between Rs 5,000 and 25,000 for processing a fake certificate.
Meanwhile, in another case, police arrested a printing press owner in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi who was involved in fabricating and selling fake degrees and certificates of various courses ranging from BBA, MBA, MCA, BEd and M Com.
His arrest was also made through a decoy customer yesterday.