Fake degree racket busted
Police officials address the media in Bathinda on Friday. A Tribune Photograph

Gurdeep Singh Mann

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, March 4

The police claimed to have busted a gang of literate youths allegedly involved in selling fake degrees and diplomas for Rs 35,000 to Rs 60,000.The interrogation of two arrested accused — Raman Kashyap of Karnal and Tarsem Garg of Bathinda — has revealed that the youth, apart from preparing and selling fake degrees, also arranged dummy students to appear in examinations on behalf of others.

 

“The H-1B clients all need degrees to go to America” said Bikramjeet. “They all want to escape from India and are willing to pay top rupee to get out”

Operating the entire network on the internet, they had no problem searching for people who wanted fake degrees.SP (Detective) Bikramjeet Singh said all the accused involved in the case were highly qualified and had been doing the illegal work in a planned manner for the past three years.“Apart from 358 fake degrees and mark-sheets, a central processing unit (CPU) of a computer, a laptop and two printers have also been recovered from the possession of the accused,” Bikramjeet said.