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DELHI POLICE BUSTED SUPPLIER OF FAKE DEGRE RACKET, TWO HARYANA RESIDENTS ARRESTED

March 02, 2018 03:26 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

An information was received that a gang is involved in preparation and supply of fake degrees of various Open Universities. Information revealed that apart from providing fake degrees, this gang also provided various other forged documents of these Universities. 

On the basis of above mentioned information, a team of Inter State Cell,Crime Branch, Chankyapuri, Delhi conducted a raid near Metro Station Mundka, Delhi.

During the raid, two suspects namely Balraj r/o Jind, Haryana and Sandeep Chahal r/o Jind, Haryana were detained and on the search of thei roffice premises large number of blank, semi-prepared and prepared documents such as degrees, mark sheets, migration certificates, Identity Cards etc. of various Universities/open Universities along with 19 rubber Stamps/ Signature Stamps, one Laptop and 3 pen drive were recovered. On analysis of laptop and pen drives, several blank performa of various documents were found. Further severale-mails in the laptop regarding preparing fake degrees and sending samples offake degrees were also found.  

*Arrested duo were questioned in detail which revealed that they had adopted a unique modus operandi to carry out their illicit work. On the first stage, they incorporated themselves as an Educational Trust in the name of Satyam Education, which was duly registered under Trust Act, Haryana. In the next stage, they used to contact various coaching centres etc. to lure the students and offer them to provide degrees*19 number of Stamps/Signature Stamps of various Universities/Open Universities, two answer Sheets of Roll No. B-17311189 of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut were recovered 

Mr. Alok Kumar, IPS, JCP, said on 23/02/2018, a team led by Sh. Jasbir Singh,ACP/ISC and Insp. Narender Chahar comprising of SI Ravi Tushir, ASIs KartarSingh, Yashpal, Sanjay Tyagi, Vijay Singh, HCs Sunil Kumar, Bijender Singh andCts Pawan and Anil Dalal under the overall supervision of Sh. Rajesh Deo,DCP/Crime Branch was constituted and a trap was laid near MetroS tation Mundka Delhi. At about 12:30 PM, one person came from the side of Axis Ban kMundka, Delhi and was later identified as Sandeep Chahal.

When police party tried to apprehend him at the instance of the informer, he tried to flee away,but due to the alertness of team members, he was apprehended. On interrogation ,he disclosed that he and his associate Balraj Dhandha is owner of Satyam Education. One Mac Book Air Laptop, three Pen drive, one Lakh cash one carrybag containing many mark-sheets and other documents of variousUniversities/Open Universities were recovered from his possession. Further he disclosed that his associate Balraj Dhandha is also sitting in Tata Safari vehicle opposite Axis Bank, Peeragarhi Road, Mundka, Delhi and immediately Balraj Dhandha was also apprehended by team members and 19 number of Stamps/Signature Stamps of various Universities/Open Universities, two answerSheets of Roll No. B-17311189 of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut were recovered from his possession. A Case FIR No. 48/18, u/s - 420/468/471/120B IPC PS Crime Branch, New Delhi was registered in police station Crime Branch,New Delhi and accused Sandeep Chahal, Balraj Dhandha were arrested. 

MODUSOPERANDI 

The arrested duo were questioned in detail which revealed that they had adopted a unique modus operandi to carry out their illicit work. On the first stage, they incorporated themselves as an Educational Trust in the name of Satyam Education, which was duly registered under Trust Act, Haryana. In the next stage, they used to contact various coaching centres etc. to lure the students and offer them to provide degrees. During the entire process, they used to operate in two different ways:-

*They enrol the student genuinely in the Open University but the student does not attend the class. They sent the question Paper and answer sheet at the residence ofstudent. Later on, after solving the questions on answer sheet they depositedthem in the university and the student get highest marks solving the paper athis home.

*In case needy students approach them for a back dated degree, they would connive with their contact persons in these Open Universities, where in order to legitimate the back dated degree, the student was made to write the answer-sheet of various corresponding exams for which the fake degree was issued and then a fake degree was issued by making relevant back dated entry in the University record. 

It was also found that on the request of the students they would themselves issue Migration Certificate etc. and for this purpose they had various blank Certificates and stamps.

Both accused were subjected to intensive interrogation and it was revealed that accused Sandeep Chahal belongs to a middle class family and completed his graduation in Arts from a College, Jind District, Haryana. He started a coaching center with the partnership of his associate Balraj Dhandha at Jind, Haryana, in the year 2008, but they did not succeed in the business of coaching center. Balraj Dhandha also belonged to a middle class family and completed his B.Com from College, Jind District, Haryana. Both are childhood friends and belong to same village. In the year 2013-14, they met one personnamely Harender Deshwal. They met Coordinators of various Universities with Harender Deshwal and started working to make forged Degree/certificates/Diplomaetc. with the help of coordinators of various Universities.

Concerned authorities have been informed regarding arrest of the accused persons. Further investigation is in progress and role o fstaff members of various Universities are to be verified. 

 

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