42 students forge mark sheets, booked
A case of cheating and forgery has been registered against 42 students, four former employees and students of SST college in Ulhasnagar on Thursday.
Police inspector Chandrakant Deshmukh, Vithhalwadi police station, said, “The fake mark sheets were prepared so that the students could avoid failing their first and second year. We have registered a case under sections 417, 468, 471, 420 and 34 of the IPC. However, no one has been arrested in the case yet.”
Explaining how the forgery was caught, principal of SST college, Jetho Chanchal Purswani, 52, said, “After we completed the admission process for second and third year students, we found 42 fake mark sheets with forged signatures on them.”
Upon informing the University of Mumbai, the college was told to issue a notice to all the students and parents asking them to provide statement, Purswani added.
During the inquiry, college authorities found that apart from students, a former employee Nishant Menon, 42, and alumni of the college, Shashank Satorkar, 25, Nitin Parmar, 24, and Rosemail Nadar, 27, were also involved in the racket. “The mark sheets were stolen from the college stationary department by Menon, while the ex-students prepared the fake stamps and forged the signature of the principal and registrar of the college,” an official said.