In the case of selling fake marks cards and degree certificates of 38 universities police arrested five persons, including a woman.
"They sold each fake marks card for Rs 1 lakh and each provisional degree certificate for Rs 50,000 to gullible students," Deputy Commissioner of Police H.D. Anand Kumar told reporters here.
All the accused are in the age group of 30-40 years and are from Ghaziabad and New Delhi.
- Kumar Mondal,
- Deepankar Sen
From New Delhi
"We have seized 732 marks cards and degree certificates of various boards and universities and equipment used for printing them," said Kumar.
Police registered a FIR against all the accused under the section 420, 465 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. The complaint against them was registered by one of their victims.
"Their modus operandi was to send e-mails to gullible students from 'Join Us For Education' office at Manipal Centre in the city and lure them into buying the fake marks card and degree certificates," Kumar said.
Mondal, a student from katihar district in Bihar, living in Bengaluru, was the first arrest made by the police for selling fake marksheet cards to Satvik, a failed pre-university student, who dreams of joining an engineering college.
"On Mondal's confession, a CCB team arrested Agarwal from Delhi and Sharma from Ghaziabad. Another accused, Kaushal, is still at large," added Kumar.