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Fake marksheet racket busted by MP police, 3 arrested

Press Trust of India
Oct 23, 2013 at 03:47pm IST

Three persons, including two senior education officials, were arrested in connection with an alleged fake marksheet racket in Bhopal, police said on Wednesday.

Madhya Pradesh state open school director Rajendra Prasad, its assistant director Rajesh Upadhayay and one other person, Devendra Gupta from Indore, were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the racket which came to light some time back, they said.

The director allegedly tried to destroy certain documents in his office, but his action was caught in a CCTV. When sleuths of state police's special task force confronted him with the CCTV footage, he broke down on Tuesday following which he was arrested.

Fake marksheet racket busted by MP police, 3 arrested

Fake marksheet racket busted by MP police, 3 arrested

A couple of days back, four persons were arrested for allegedly forging mark sheets and hundreds of such documents and migration certificates were recovered from them. The four included three directors of various schools, identified as Kaushal Saraswat, Ashok Gupta and Akhilesh Chouhan, and a computer operator - Pradeep Bairagi.

Hundreds of mark sheets, migration certificates and other documents were recovered from them. They used to look for vulnerable students and after taking a huge amount from them, they would provide them fake mark sheets through senior officials, police said.

Based on the information gathered from these four persons, the three arrests were made.  Further investigation was on in the matter, police added.

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