After a high-tech cheating racket was uncovered at AIIMS and a fake mark sheet scandal in Delhi University’s (DU) annual medical entrance test, another possible racket at an academic institution has come under the scanner.
This time, it is an impersonation racket that, according to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), could have been in the works for five to six years at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU) at north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate."On directions from the CBI, a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy has been registered against unknown officials working at the university’s administration and examination branches," said a senior police officer.
Police said they were asked to lodge and investigate the case after the CBI received information about the impersonation racket, apparently being run by one Mayank Kumar, a resident of south Delhi’s Alaknanda, in late September last year.
Kumar, according to the complaint forwarded to the Delhi Police, was found to have appeared in IP University’s Common Entrance Test ‘on behalf of’ a candidate who had enrolled himself as Suraj Bhasin who was also a resident of Alaknanda in 2010.
“Our information also states that this was not the first time that Mayank had impersonated a candidate during the university’s annual entrance exam. However it is difficult to state how many people he had ‘helped’ so far, since investigations are still in the initial stage,” the officer said.
Meanwhile, when contacted, a spokesperson for GGISPU said, “We have not been questioned by any authority and do not know anything about the case.”