25 Jun 2011, 1108 hrs IST, AGENCIES / Timesnow.tv.
Police today (June 25) claimed to have smashed a racket involved in helping students get admission in Delhi University colleges using fake caste certificates for Rs three to five lakh with the arrest of three youths, including a contract employee in a tehsildar office in New Delhi. The racket led by Himanshu Gupta allegedly managed to get admissions for 12 students, including four girls, this admission season in eight colleges. The colleges included Sri Ram College of Commerce, Kirori Mal College, Kamla Nehru College and Moti Lal Nehru College.
Himanshu (26) and his associates Vikas (24) and Ketan Gupta (24) were arrested on Thursday following investigations into inputs about a racket operating in Delhi in which students were getting admitted in various colleges on the basis of forged caste certificates. Ketan is a data entry operator on contract basis and it was he who allegedly helped the gang in making fake certificates and upload it on government website.
Himanshu was the first to be arrested from near Hans Raj College in North Campus when he came there with a girl aspirant who had scored 91 per cent in Class XII for getting her admitted in B.Com course in the institution. Forged caste certificate of the girl student, admission form and a bank draft were recovered from him. "The caste of the girl in the forged caste certificate was mentioned as 'Gujjar' and her residence was shown as Lado Sarai whereas she does not belong to 'Gujjar' community nor does she live in Lado Sarai," Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.
Himanshu's interrogation led to the arrest of his two associates Vikas and Ketan from Pushp Vihar and Mehrauli respectively. On the modus operandi, Chand said, Himanshu and Vikas floated an educational consultancy firm and advertised in the leading news papers in Delhi and other cities about facilitating admissions.
They charged Rs 3 to 5 lakh for each student for ensuring admission in the college of their choice. "They gave assurances to students and their parents that they will ensure full-proof admission. They got prepared forged caste certificates and submitted the same along with the other documents to the colleges for admission," Chand said.
The kind of amounts these kids spend on acquiring those 'fake-certificates' clearly demonstrates the parental support. With this type of training, they are only preparing the future white collar criminals, for which the parents too must be prosecuted and punished!