CCB arrests three in Karnataka for distributing fake class 10 and 12 mark sheets

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru city police arrested three persons Friday for distributing fake mark sheets in the name of Karnataka Institutions of Open Schools (KIOS), claimed to be equivalent to SSLC (class 10) and pre-university (PU), through study centres across Karnataka without obtaining any approval from the government.

The three accused, including the founder of YTT institution, the founder of Ignet Group of Institutes and the founder of Karnataka Institutions of Open Schooling, have been arrested. The accused have been identified as Prabhuraj (36) a resident of Hubballi, Mailari Patil (46), a resident of Bengaluru and Mohammed Taiheeb Ahmed (31), a resident of Bengaluru.

They have been booked under Section 465 (forgery), 468 (punishment for forgery), 471 (fraudulent and dishonest use of any document) and 420 (cheating) in Puttenahalli police station.

The police have recovered three fake BA graduate certificates, migration certificates, convocation certificates associated with Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut, and a total of 14 fake mark sheets of the PUC and the SSLC linked to the KIOS, Hubballi, and four fake mark sheets belonging to other universities.

The CCB in its press release Friday also said that during the investigation, it was found that the accused had informed students that they had obtained the marks sheets from the founder of KIOS, Hubballi. During the investigation, the accused said hundreds of students had obtained the mark sheets.

After consulting with the department of public instruction, the CCB learnt that KIOS cannot conduct SSLC or PUC examinations and doing so would be an offence under the Karnataka School Examination and Assessment Board Act-1966.

The CCB, after obtaining a search warrant from the High Court, conducted a raid at KIOS Hubballi on April 15 and found that the management members of the institution were illegally enrolling students for class 10 and 12 through various study centres without seeking any permission from the department of public instruction, conducting the examination and preparing fake mark sheet in their office to distribute it to the students.


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