The Matunga police are on the lookout for a man who fled the city recently after being booked for submitting a fake caste certificate to the Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research.
According to the police, the complaint was registered last week by the dean of the institute after their IT department found the student submitted a fake caste certificate to secure admission under a minority quota. Students under the quota pay reduced fees.
The police said they have identified the accused as Jay Dilip Shah, 21, a resident of Navghar in Mulund (East). Shah completed his engineering course and had applied for a Master in Management Studies degree at the institute, police said.
Shah was expelled on November 30, following which a case was registered by the dean, Satish Raghunath Tendulkar.
An officer said, “The accused submitted the fake certificate through an online process. As soon as he was expelled and the college said they were registering a case against him, he fled the city. We even raided his Mulund residence.”
The accused has been booked under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc) 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged) of the Indian Penal Code.