Gang selling fake degrees, certificates busted in Delhi, four held

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested on charge of preparing and selling fake educational certificates and degrees of various courses and classes, the Delhi Police said on Thursday.

According ot police, Rupesh, Ritesh, Someer and Mukesh Thakur prepared certificates of MBBS, B.Tech, Ph.D and other professional degrees and diplomas, and sold these at prices ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 55,000.

“They were arrested on Wednesday evening from a consultancy office in Janakpuri area on a complaint by local resident Shahbazul Haque at the Tilak Nagar police station about a fake Class 10 certificate provided by Rupesh,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said.

“The complinant told police that Rupesh forwarded fake Class 10 certificates and other documents through Whatsapp and they operated a website to get in touch with prospective customers,” the officer said.

Ritesh, Mukesh and Someer also searched for those needing educational certificates.

The police seized a printer, scanner, three mobile phones, 250 fake marksheets and six hard copies of genuine marksheets from the accused.