The Mumbai University filed a police complaint on Thursday against 627 students who had submitted fake marksheets and other forged documents to companies for securing jobs.
Companies usually send documents back to universities for verification. While earlier the university would write to companies and inform the police, this year they have lodged an FIR for the first time.
Controller of Examinations Vilas Shinde said, “Usually, the university merely informs the nearest police station about the receipt of such fake documents, but first time an FIR has been lodged which is yet another step to keep a check on bogus documents. The Bandra Kurla police will now conduct its inquiry and take suitable action against the bearers such fake documents.”
Cases ranging from 2006 to 2009 were submitted to the senior police inspector at the Bandra Kurla Complex police station.
After the university first discovered fake documents, a special investigation team constituted by the CBI looked into the cases and directed the state university to lodge a police complaint against all those who had produced bogus degree certificates or marksheets.