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
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,
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