Fake degree certificate kingpin arrested

Fake degree certificate kingpin arrested

The City Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths, on Monday, arrested the kingpin of the fake degree certificate racket.

The police have arrested Prajwal (28), and two others — Sagar (30) of Kolar and Menon (35) of Mahadevpura. According to the police, Prajwal, a resident of V V Puram, is an ex-employee of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU). Prajwal lost his job after a few courses in the varsity were derecognised.

It may be mentioned that the police had arrested Kishan of Gokulam and Yashaswini recently. The police said, Prajwal, a BCom graduate, was serving as second division clerk in KSOU.

After he lost job, he indulged in illegal activities. He is said to be leading a luxurious lifestyle and owned swanky cars.

The accused used to create degree, post graduate and PU marks cards to sell them among students for a hefty sum.  According to the police, the racket is active across the state, and two teams are working to nab the remaining accused.

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