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June 21 2017

Fake degree racket busted in India, five held

Shahbul Haque of New Delhi got more than he bargained for when he was approached by an educational consultancy agency in Janakpuri.
Haque paid Rs 5,000 and was given a degree certificate, a marksheet and a migration certificate that entered his year of passing as over a decade earlier.
When Haque approached the Tilak Nagar police in January, it was discovered that he had been approached by Rupesh Kumar after applying on a website to appear for the Class X examination. The police tracked Kumar down and arrested him, along with four others, who were linked to six fake certificates.
The five were running an elaborate scheme, securing money from the sale of more than 2,000 certificates since 2014.