Over 51,000 fake varsity certificates in circulation in India
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 22:24
Mumbai: More than 51,000 fake university degree certificates are in circulation in the country, a report filed by CBI in the Bombay High Court says.

The High Court had asked the central agency to conduct probe in this regard while hearing a petition filed by a former principal of Mumbai-based Siddharth Law College, alleging that one of the lecturers possessed a bogus degree certificate.

The exact figure, according to the report, is 51,576.

The division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Chandrachud asked additional solicitor general Darius Khambata to take instructions from the HRD ministry about exploring the possibility of issuing e-certificates, as suggested by CBI, as an anti-forgery measure.

In the case of Chitra Salunkhe, the former lecturer with Siddharth College, the Mumbai University's lawyer told the court that the varsity has decided to withdraw her LLB and LLM degree, but a final decision will be taken by Chancellor, i.e, the Governor.

According to Ashok Inamdar, former Principal who filed the petition, Salukhe obtained fake BA degree from Kaktiaya University in Andhra Pradesh. The university later conducted a probe into the matter and found that Inamdar's allegations were true.


First Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 22:24

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