Kohima, March 25 (NEx): In a major breakthrough, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), CID Branch of PHQ led by Dy. SP (Crime) have unearthed a well organised racket wherein fake Marksheets and other educational certificates of HSLC & HSSLC of students from Nagaland were being manufactured and used for commission of crime by a gang of IT professionals based in Guwahati, Assam, informed a press release Superintendent of Police (Crime) & PRO, Nagaland.
The SIT has apprehended three accused persons namely (i) Mohbubur Rashid Choudhury @ Manoj Das (ii) Rahul Sen @ Rajat yadav & (iii) Jinna Razzakul Alom @ Mitul Alom from various locations in Assam after a month of reconnaissance and surveillance, it said.
The prime accused Mohbubur Rashid Choudhury @ Manoj Das was arrested from Beltola, Guwahati while the other two were arrested from Kokhrajhar, Assam.
In a successful operation under the supervision of DIG (CID) and SP (Crime) Nagaland, the SIT along with Cyber cell PHQ and CFL Chumukedima conducted simultaneous raids in Beltola, Guwahati and Kokrajhar Assam, and recovered various incriminating documents and evidences such as fake Marksheets, seals of high ranking officials of NBSE, cash, Laptops and various electronic equipments used in the commission of crime.
The gang is said to operate under the name Career Today Nagaland & Edumart Naga and impersonate themselves as Director and executives of these fake career and placement consultants and would convince the institutes with the false promise of providing students for admission in their colleges, PRO informed.
The gang would then submit forged documents to the institutes and on the pretext of travelling and other logistic requirements had extracted huge amount of money from various institutes across the country, it said.
The case came to light when the matter was reported to PHQ by the Chairman NBSE, who alleged that Marksheets and other educational certificates which was sent to NBSE for verification by various technical institutes from Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka were found to be fake.
The accused are currently in police custody and further investigation is on to unveil other accomplices involved in the case.
Further, the Police advised the public to be wary of such scams as criminals are taking advantage of the prevailing pandemic for commission of similar online frauds.