While the students who fraudulently secured a seat in Hindu College is said to be a native of Mohali in Punjab, the other student who got admission in KMC using forged certificates is from Delhi, police said.
Investigators said that the two students will soon be served notices asking them to join the probe. The two might face arrest in the case as well, said police.
Vidit Chawla, native of Mohali (as mentioned in his admission form), took admission in B.Com course at Hindu allegedly on forged certificates of Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, said a senior investigating officer.
“Interrogation of the four arrested racketeers — Sunil Panwar, Mohammad Juber, Ranchit Khurana, and Praveen Jha, has revealed that they charged over ` 7 lakh from Chawla’s family for securing his seat in B.Com course in Hindu College,” said the officer.
Interestingly, the officer said, Chawla’s family tried to hoodwink investigators by attempting to withdraw his admission from the Hindu College and get back all the academic documents submitted in the college for the admission.
“A person on the behest of Chawla had approached the Hindu College administration to return his academic certificates. However, their trick failed as we learnt about the same and requested the college principal to seize Chawla’s documents,” said the officer.
The other student who fraudulently took admission in B.Com course at KMC has been identified as Ashmit Bakshi, resident of Vishnu Garden in west Delhi. Investigators said Bakshi got admission in KMC using forged Bihar Secondary Examination Board certificates. Police have learnt that Bakshi allegedly paid around ` 5 lakh to the racketeers for his admission in KMC.