The Balangir Police in Odisha arrested 19 individuals over faux certificates utilized by candidates whereas making use of for Grameen Dak Sevak (GDS) jobs.
According to Balangir Superintendent of Police Nitin Dagudu Kusalkar, one of many accused, Manoj Mishra, who ran an academic institute at Patnagargh Road in Balangir, and his affiliate Alok Ranjan Udgata had been making faux and cast tutorial certificates of various boards and universities since 2016.
“Certificates of secondary and higher secondary education examination boards of different States used to be manufactured in Balangir and sold at prices ranging from ₹50,000 to ₹5,00,000,” Mr. Kusalkar mentioned.
The rip-off surfaced when many candidates of GDS have been discovered to have scored 100% and 99% of their matriculation examinations. The police added that many college students had acquired faux and cast certificates from Mr. Mishra for getting admissions in faculties and employment in authorities and personal jobs.
The investigation discovered that the rip-off was not confined to Balangir, and that the faux certificates have been provided to bordering districts resembling Bargarh, Kalahandi, Boudh, Subarnapur and Dhenkanal, in addition to different elements of the nation.
“Mishra was running his network very cleverly. He had his contacts in different institutes. Whenever any employer tried to get the marksheets [certificates] verified, his contacts in those institutes had come to his rescue,” mentioned the SP.
In Odisha, 5 candidates of the GDS had claimed to have secured an ideal 100% and 4 others above 99%, of their matriculation examination. Similarly, 31 candidates in Jharkhand had mentioned they scored 100%. In Bihar, the variety of candidates who had claimed to have secured 100% in Class X examination was greater than 100. Invariably, each State had some shortlisted candidates who had scored 100% of their examination.
The Balangir Police suspect that many individuals who had used these faux certificates have been already in several jobs.