The Mahim police, on Monday, arrested three persons who supplied fake mark sheets and school and college passing certificates to students.
The police have also recovered several rubber stamps of the city collector, several banks, notary, registrar of co-operative societies and other administrative stamps.
"Prashant Pandurang Kulye, 42, Bharat Tambe, 45, and Ashish Pednekar, 38, charged anywhere between Rs 3,000 and 5,000 for a fake mark sheet. They charged Rs 7,000 for a fake certificate and Rs 10,000 and more for fake rubber stamps of higher authorities," said assistant police inspector B Kadam whose team arrested one of the three accused from near Mahim railway station.
After the police arrested Tambe from near Mahim railway station, he led them to a duplex in Airoli where the others were arrested. The police also seized the equipment used to make the fake documents.
DCP Anu Bhitre, holding temporary charge of Zone 5, said, "Tambe had been arrested on two earlier occasions for the same offence." According to the Mahim police, the accused would get in touch with students who required passing certificates through a "middleman". The police will be calling those persons who have acquired the fake certificates or fake stamps from the accused.
ACP (Mahim division) Vijay Bagwe said, "It is not possible to trace everyone but we will get in touch with those who used these fake documents. There is a possibility that offences may be registered against them."