Nagaland police busts racket involved in fake HSLC, HSSLC marksheet and certificates
Fake marksheets, seals of high ranking officials of Nagaland Board of Secondary Education, cash, laptops etc. were recovered during the operation.
Dimapur, March 25 (EMN): In a major breakthrough, Nagaland police has busted a racket involved in creating fake marksheets and other educational certificates of HSLC and HSSLC students from Nagaland, and arrested three persons in connection with the case.
The Superintendent of Police (Crime) and PRO updated on Thursday that a special investigation team (SIT) of CID branch of PHQ led by Dy. SP (Crime) unearthed the well-organised racket run by a gang of IT professionals based in Guwahati, Assam, who were making bogus marksheets and certificates of students from Nagaland and “used for commission of crime”.
The police arrested the three accused persons namely Mohbubur Rashid Choudhury aka Manoj Das, Rahul Sen aka Rajat Yadav and Jinna Razzakul Alom aka Mitul Alom from various locations in Assam after a month of reconnaissance and surveillance.
The prime accused — Choudhury — was arrested from Beltola, Guwahati, while the other two were arrested from Kokhrajhar, Assam, the police informed, adding that simultaneous raids were conducted at the locations under the supervision of DIG (CID) and SP (Crime) Nagaland, the SIT along with Cyber cell PHQ and CFL Chümoukedima.
It further informed that ‘various incriminating documents and evidence such as fake marksheets, seals of high ranking officials of Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE), cash, laptops and several electronic equipment used in the commission of crime’ were recovered during the operation.
“The gang operates under the name Career Today Nagaland & Edumart Naga and impersonate themselves as Director and executives of these fake career and placement consultants and would convince the institutes with the false promise of providing students for admission in their colleges.
“The gang would submit forged documents to the institutes and on the pretext of travelling and other logistic requirements had extracted huge amount of money from various institutes across the country,” the police informed.
The racket came to light when the chairman NBSE reported the case to Nagaland police after marksheets and other educational certificates sent by various technical institutes from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for verification were found to be fake.
The accused are currently in the police custody and further investigation in on to unveil other accomplices involved in the case.
The police further advised the public “to be wary of such scams as criminals are taking advantage of the prevailing pandemic for commission of similar online frauds”.