The Wagle Estate police, on Wednesday, arrested three persons on charges of selling forged MBA and BBA (bachelor in business administration) certificates. The arrests followed a sting operation by political activists on the National Academy of Management Studies in Eternity Mall, Thane.
A case of cheating and forgery has been registered against Seema Nair, 37, Arshi Khan, 23, and Kavita Shashidharan, 22.
Mira Road resident Nair is the director of the academy, Manpada resident Khan is the branch manager and Wagle Estate resident Shashidharan is an employee. The accused used to arrange for fake certificates within a span of a few days in exchange for thousands of rupees. A complainant said he had paid Rs 75,000 and another, Rs 23,000.
Police said the accused had told the complainants that they had the approval of the University Grants Commission. We have not found proof of this yet,” assistant police inspector RA Sheikh said.
The accused have been remanded in police custody for a day.