Fake degree certificate racket busted,Pisciculturist arrested by Sheshadripuram police

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The Central Division police of Seshadripuram police arrested a 52-year-old pisciculturist from Chikkaballapura for printing and selling fake degree certificates of BU university for a price of Rs.2 lakh each.

The accused has been identified as,Kaleelulla Baig.

Senior officer told reporters,the racket was busted when PSI Raghunath VR,based on a tip off caught his associate Ayub Pasha red handed while he was handing over a BCOM certificate to his client Gajaraj B at Sirur Park in Sheshadripuram on last Wednesday.

Mr.Raghunath detained both the accused and a detailed questioning led him to arrest Khaleel from his house situated in Nandi village in Chikkaballapura.

Probed revealed that Khaeel is a habitual offender arrested by CCB in 2001.

After coming out on bail,Khaleel was doing breeding fish and incurred huge loss.His associate Ayub gave him an idea getting into the old business to recover from the loss and also assured to get clients .

Further probe revealed that Khaleel started printing fake degree certificates,provisional certificates and degree marks cards at home along with seal and signature of the authorities concerned.

His clients mostly are those who want to apply job in abroad especially in middle east where there was no or little provision to cross check,a police officer, said.

Khaleel was running the business for the last two years and investigations are on to identify the beneficiaries,the police said.