Fake certificate racket busted in Telangana, 4 arrested

According to Jagtial SP Sunpreet Singh, Rabi Rai was involved in the business of preparing fake certificates of various institutions.


Published Mar 09, 2024 | 11:53 PMUpdatedMar 09, 2024 | 11:53 PM

Jagtial police at the press conference. (X)

A fake certificate racket was busted in Telangana and four people were arrested in this connection, the Jagtial Police said on Saturday, 9 March.

According to Jagtial Superintendent of Police Sunpreet Singh, Rabi Rai, hailing from West Bengal, was involved in the business of preparing fake certificates of various institutions.

His involvement came to light when Bathinoju Rajitha (33) of Karimnagar got in touch with him to obtain an SSC pass certificate for one Kodithala Mahesh to get a passport with an Emigration Check Not Required stamp to secure a job abroad. During verification, the police found that the certificate was fake.

This led the police to launch a probe into the fake certificate racket and unearth the gang involved in it.

Seizures in the case

Sunpreet Singh stated that Rajitha had taken 28,000 from Mahesh and got a fake certificate, which he used to apply for a passport.

“Rajitha, her husband Shravan Kumar, Mahesh, and Chandraiah were arrested today and 395 fake certificates of various universities, five mobile phones, a laptop, a CPU, and a two-wheeler were seized from them,” the police official said.

An amount of 15.41 lakh was allegedly transferred to the account of Laxmi Rai, mother of Rabi Rai by Rajitha, the SP said.

Rabi Rai and Laxmi Rai are absconding, he added.

He also said a probe is underway to determine how many people had managed to get the fake certificates.

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