CBI arrests 2 for running admission racket in the name of VIPs
New Delhi: Two persons, arrested by the CBI for allegedly running a racket of securing admissions of rich people's wards in prestigious school on the basis of forged recommendation letters of high dignitaries, were today sent to agency's custody till July 6.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Smita Garg remanded the duo, Uwais-ur-Rehman and Uday Kumar, to the CBI custody after they were produced before her.
They were arrested by the CBI on July 2 based on a source information that they were running the racket for pecuniary gains and were booked for the offences of forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code.
The CBI told the court that the duo had tried to secure the admission of a West Punjabi Bagh resident Naveen Kumar's daughter in class I at a Dhaula Kuan school by fabricating a letter dated April 11, 2010 purportedly issued by the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary TK A Nair.
They had also fabricated a letter dated April 19, 2010 purportedly issued by Mahitab Singh, an under secretary in the vice president's secretariat.
Both the letters were addressed to the principal of Springdales School recommending the girl's admission in 2011.
Similarly, a forged letter under signature of Delhi government's erstwhile Education Director P Krishnamurthy had been delivered to another school at Delhi Cantonment.
The probe revealed that the girl's father had approached Uswais for the admission on the recommendation of one Sanjev Agarwal.
Agarwal had secured his son's admission in another school with Uswais' help for Rs one lakh.
Naveen contacted Uzwais and was even handed acknowledgement
slips for Rs 4 lakh.
Thereafter, co-accused Uday Kumar contacted Naveen in May 2010 and handed them a letter recommending his daughter's admission under minister's quota, without him having any knowledge of their illegal activities.
A raid at Uday's house in Bihar led to the recovery of blank papers containing stamps of some colleges of Bihar. The stamps were not genuine.
The raiding party also recovered letter heads, pads of central and state government functionaries, seals and forged correspondences with various schools, colleges and institutions.