Gurgaon police busts gang involved in forging degrees

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 13:33 IST

The Gurgaon police claimed to have busted a gang of two who used to forge educational degrees of different universities. The police have also recovered 445 fake degrees from the duo's possession.

Acting on a tip-off given by a resident of Sukhrali village near Sector 17, the crime branch-3 of Palam Vihar arrested a 25-yearold man who used to sell fake degrees from a rented accommodation in Sukhrali.

The accused has been identified as Gautam Singh a resident of village Fathehpur, Sonipat while the mastermind was operating from Punjab.

On Sunday the police teams conducted raids in Punjab and arrested Gurvinder Singh a resident of Firozpur, and recovered 136 blank degrees of Karnataka open university, 23 blank degree of Shobhit University, 147 blank degree of the Delhi board marks sheet, 39 blank mark sheet of Manav Bharti University, 20 mark sheet of Sunrise University of Alwar, Shridhar university, Pilani, Rajasthan, 47 mark sheet of Sikkim university and 13 of Monad University.

ACP(Crime) Rajesh Kumar said, "We have recovered a laptop from their possession which has all records of degrees sold to people in the past. They used to demand a huge amount as per the requirement of the university and dupe people. The accused have admitted to forging degrees during preliminary investigation."

A case under Section 420 (fraud) of the IPC has been registered at Sector 18 police station on Wednesday.

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