Admission racket busted, 4 held

Admission racket busted, 4 held

One of the two former Ramjas students is the key man in the crime

Naresh, 25, alias Naresh Tau, one of the key members of the racket, Rohit Lamba, 25, Sitta and Kuldeep were arrested from North Delhi on Tuesday, police said.

The arrests came five days after four other youths were apprehended in this connection on December 9.

Naresh and Lamba, who were pursuing Hindi (honours) at Rajmas, dropped out of the college before graduation. Naresh, who belongs to Rewari in Haryana and lives at Dwarka in south-west Delhi, has completed a hotel management course and runs ‘975 Restaurant’ in Kamla Nagar.

Sitta and Kuldeep, who live in outer Delhi, also work as intermediaries. Rohit is a resident of Vijay Nagar.

“Naresh is a key member of the gang. He is found to be involved in at least 20 fake admissions in Ramjas College. A case of cheating and forgery has been filed against Naresh and three others,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) I B Rani.

The gang members lured students with less marks, promising them admission in general and management quota at Ramjas College. In many cases, they replaced the original photographs of students with those of one of the members of the gang in the admission forms.

Forged marksheets

“Forged marksheets were prepared by scanning the original marksheet and the marks were changed to suit their requirement. They demanded Rs 2 lakh to Rs 6 lakh for a single admission,” said Rani.

Police said that if the college administration had adopted proper check and balance mechanisms, the illegal admission business would not have flourished.

Investigations have revealed that the college had deployed ineligible persons to verify documents submitted by students. A class XII pass-out staffer was doing the job, police said.

The college also ignored the Delhi University’s instructions on verifying marksheets of students with the CDs issued by various boards such as CBSE, ICSE, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The scam is clearly a fallout of the negligence on the part of the college administration,” they added.

Fake admissions of such massive scale cannot happen without the connivance of the college staff, the deputy commissioner said.

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