Two arrested for issuing fake marks card

Two arrested for issuing fake marks card

Two persons have been arrested in connection with a fake marks card scam in Kamakshipalaya on Wednesday.

The suspects are Girish Gowda (35) a resident of Sunkadgatte and Raju (39), a resident of Kamalanagar. The Kamakshipalaya police are yet to arrest a few others in the case, two of them identified as Santhosh and Shekhar.

According to the police, complainant Thirumala Rao (44) enrolled his daughter in Varsha Education Institute in Kottigepalya after she failed in senior secondary education.

Rao was promised that even without the candidate appearing for exams, the institute would issue a vocational course certificate which is valid at all colleges and also they could apply for government jobs.

Rao paid Rs 1.5 lakh in three instalments, after which his daughter was issued a senior secondary education certificate.

They then approached the Presidency College for admission. However, to their shock, the college authorities informed them the marks card was fake.

They demanded the institute to refund their money which the institute refused. They then lodged a complaint with the Kamakshipalya police which registered a case of cheating.
The institute has remained closed since then.

“We have sent the certificate to the Institute of Basic and Vocational Education Centre to verify the marks card. Further investigations are underway, said a senior police officer.