Investigation into the alleged fake admissions under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota has revealed that the kingpin, Mukesh Sharma, is an MSc in zoology. Two of his brothers are teachers, one in Delhi University and the other at a private school. His elder brother is the principal of a leading private school in Rohini.
Sharma was allegedly running the racket for the last three years and used to charge Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per admission.
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Sources in the Crime Branch told The Indian Express that 44-year-old Sharma worked for a coaching centre and also used to give tuitions at homes in Rohini. “It all started around three years ago when some parents approached him and asked him to come with them to a school as they wanted to understand the process of getting admission under EWS quota. After learning about the admission process, he developed contacts in schools. He later came in contact with Sudama Singh, who allegedly used to provide fake EWS certificates and voter IDs of parents to him,” a police officer said.
Police said Sharma started approaching parents and charged Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh depending on the profile of the family. “In between, he continued giving home tuitions and charged Rs 500 per hour for one student, giving tuitions in batches,” the officer said.
JCP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said that as of now, the total number of fake EWS certificates detected by police had reached almost 250.