- Fake Education Board in Delhi busted
- 6 arrested including Chairman Shiv Prasad Pandey
- 15000 marksheets of 17 different boards and universities recovered
'A fake education board running in the name of Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi, busted. 6 persons including the chairman Shiv Prasad Pandey arrested. 15k fake marksheets of 17 different board/universities, rubber stamp, printer, computer etc recovered: DCP Shahdara,' reported News Agency ANI.
The institute, which has been operating since 2012, cheated over 2,000 people across the country, a senior officer said on Friday.
Prashant Solanki, 22, Altaaf Raja, 22, Baljeet Singh, 24, Lakshya Rathore, 24, Ramdev Sharma, 65, and chairman Shiv Prasad Pandey, 65, were running the fake board from the last seven years and lured students by showing its website bhsedelhiboard.net.
They allegedly defrauded their clients of huge money, reported IANS.
Apart from more than 15,000 fake blank mark sheets of 17 different boards and universities, rubber stamps, printers, six ATM cards of different banks, pass books and computers were also recovered from the "board office" located in Vikaspuri, the police said.
"The incident was reported to police on September 11 by a complainant, saying a fake mark sheet was issued by Solanki who works as a computer operator in the 'Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi'.
"When the police cross-checked with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the mark sheet was found issued by some fake board," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Nupur Prasad said as reported by IANS.
The official website, bhsedelhiboard.net, resembling a genuine website claims that it is an autonomous organization under Government of India, Ministry of Education Department. 'Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi is an autonomous body, which is established for development of education under the guidelines of national education policy 1986 Govt. of India. and programme of action 1992 Govt. of India. In this the board examination's are completely valid under U.P. intermediate Education act-1921 chapter-14 Regulation 2(40),' claims the website of the Board.
(With Inputs from ANI and IANS)
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