The accused were allegedly behind 25 fake admissions in various colleges of North and South Campus of Delhi University including Bhagat Singh College, Aurobindo College, Dayal Singh College, Ram Lal Anand College, Hindu College, Kirori Mal College and Kamla Nehru College. The accused have been identified as Sunil Panwar, alias Guruji (41), Mohammed Zubeir (25), Ranchit Khurana (30) and Praveen Jha (35).
A group of four persons, including a student, were arrested on Thursday by the Delhi Police for allegedly facilitating fake admissions in Delhi University, considered to be one of the premier educational institutions of the country.
He added: “They had also prepared fake degrees of various universities for the candidates who were seeking jobs in the private sector”.
The four had been running the racket for almost three years and charged between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 7 lakh from each applicant, the police said.
During which they disclosed that Sunil Panwar, the gang leader and Juber used to procure the candidates who could not get admissions in Delhi University in a course of their choice as they could not meet the cut off criteria.
Large number of blank and complete degrees, mark sheets, caste certificates and other documents were seized from Praveen’s house in West Vinod Nagar. They were in touch with Ranchit who used to get the forged documents prepared from Parveen.
Last week, a professor at a DU college had alleged that the college principal was involved in an admission fraud under the extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota. “To evade detection of forged documents they even created fake websites of the Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar boards”, Yadav said.
The official added that the reason they insisted that the colleges send a list is because they do not want any back door entries.
“While legal action will be taken by police, we will take up the matter and most likely cancel the admission of the student”.
It was after the crime branch received a tipoff about the suspects and the racket, that it deployed its sources at various DU colleges.
Dyal Singh College principal I.S. Bakshi agreed. “Their admissions will be immediately cancelled and we will also ask police to take requisite steps”, Bakshi said.