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Cops: Students who furnished forged papers identified

The police claimed to have identified most of the students who have taken admission in various Delhi University (DU) colleges with the help of fake caste certificates.

delhi Updated: Jun 27, 2011 23:26 IST
Faizan Haider

The police claimed to have identified most of the students who have taken admission in various Delhi University (DU) colleges with the help of fake caste certificates.

Sources said Himanshu Gupta and Vikas Khanna, the duo caught by the police for allegedly providing fake caste certificates to students to secure seats in DU colleges, had got seven students admitted in 2010, while four managed to grab seats in 2009.

In 2011, a total of 12 students got through to various DU colleges on the basis of fake caste certificates.

Out of the seven students who had taken admission in 2010, one got into Hindu College, one in Kirori Mal, two in Hansraj and three in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.

"We still have to get details of 2008 and are questioning the arrested persons. Besides, we have seized forms of eight students whose admissions were pending this year. These forms were with the SC/ST cell of DU," Ashok Chand, DCP (crime) said.

Police have also seized two laptops and seven parents have been questioned so far.

The two laptops belong to Gupta and Khanna.

"We have also seized two bank accounts of Gupta and one of these accounts has R3 lakh in it. It is unlikely to recover money, as Gupta used to enjoy a lavish lifestyle and spent huge sums on betting," said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.

Police are also questioning a peon in the SC/ST cell of DU, suspecting his involvement with the gang. "He was questioned at length on Monday and will be called on Tuesday again. We identified 11 more students on Monday. They, along with their parents, will be called for questioning," the officer added.

Police said Gupta's parents were not aware of the fraud and used to think he could get admissions done through his sources.

"To impress his parents, he got his cousin admitted in a prominent college. We have recovered the caste certificates of students who got admission in the past three years and now their admission stands cancelled," the officer further said.