Three persons were arrested in Allahabad for allegedly being involved in a fake marksheets racket operating out of a cyber café in Mumfordganj area. The accused also used to prepare forged degrees of other universities,bank guarantees for contractors and other documents and certificates. The role of a lawyer,practising in High Court and lower courts,is also being investigated in this connection.
Acting on tip-off,a team of Kotwali police arrested two persons,Ransher Tewatia,a resident of Hapur,and Sunil,a resident of Baghpat,from near Government Inter College in Rambagh area on Friday. At their instance,the police raided a cyber café located at Mumfordganj and arrested another accused,Rishi Gupta alias Ricky. The police said that the two accused used to procure forged documents from him.
During the raid,the police recovered several forged documents,which included fake marksheets of UP Board,various government and private engineering colleges,documents used in establishing identity and bank guarantees generally used by contractors for getting works. The police also recovered fake degrees of Lucknow,Agra and Allahabad Universities.
A senior police official said that the role of a lawyer,whose identity has been established,is also being investigating. It appears that he was actively involved in running the fake documents racket, said the official. The Allahabad police had launched a drive against people involved in preparing and selling forged documents in the month of October. Many such rackets have been busted in the last couple of months,even as the drive continues.