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Mumbai woman opting for distance learning course gets bogus SSC certificate from UP, one held

The Andheri police have arrested a man for allegedly handing over a fake SSC certificate issued from Uttar Pradesh to a woman in Mumbai...

mumbai Updated: Feb 07, 2017 11:43 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
In her complaint, the woman said that she wanted to clear her SSC and contacted a college that was offering  distant education courses, including SSC.
In her complaint, the woman said that she wanted to clear her SSC and contacted a college that was offering distant education courses, including SSC.(Representation pic)

The Andheri police have arrested a man for allegedly handing over a fake SSC certificate issued from Uttar Pradesh to a woman in Mumbai. Sources said the accused has issued 40 such certificates, and this case could be a tip of the iceberg. Cops are now probing the role of a college through which the woman initially contacted the accused.

In her complaint, the woman said that she wanted to clear her SSC and contacted a college that was offering distant education courses, including SSC. The woman said she got the number via newspaper advert. The college is in Tamil Nadu and runs an office from Vashi in Navi Mumbai. She was asked to pay Rs17,000 as and was assured of help in clearing her SSC exam.

Satisfied by the assurances she was given, the woman issued the college a cheque of Rs10,000 on December 19,2016, for which she even got a receipt. It was the college staff which introduced her to the accused, Dilshad Kassimuddin Ansari, 26.

A few days after meeting him, the woman was issued a SSC certificate in the first week of January. However, the marks mentioned in the certificate did not match with the ones she had scored. Ansari then took the certificate and gave her a new one a few days later. But even this one had discrepancy. The year of passing mentioned was incorrect.

Alarmed by the back-to-back gaffes in the SSC certificate, the woman approached Andheri police in the last week of January and filed a report. Based on her complaint, a first information report (FIR) was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Cops managed to trace Ansari and he was arrested. At present he is in police custody. Probe in on to find out the source of bogus certificate and the role of college to which the woman had paid fees.

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