Fake MBBS Degrees: Crime Branch Conducts Raids to Unearth Scam

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Srinagar—Following complaints that some persons holding fake MBBS degrees were working as medical practitioners abroad, Crime Branch Kashmir has found that the fake degrees were used to get jobs in various countries.

Investigation have revealed that fake degree certificates were being used to get placements in different countries. Subsequently case FIR NO. 27/2017 U/S 420,467,471,120-B RPC was registered in Crime Branch Kashmir and in this connection raids were conducted at four different locations in Srinagar city which included the office of a travel agent located in Maisuma, Srinagar, sources said.

During these raids incriminating material like stamps, type writer, computers, blank degree certificates of different professional courses and other incriminating documents were seized in a six hour long search operation. The individuals who have managed their employment in different countries abroad on the basis of fake degrees are being identified, a Crime Branch source told Kashmir Observer.

Imposter Booked

Meanwhile, Crime Branch Kashmir presented charge sheet of Case FIR No.02/2013 before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar against accused Mushtaq Hussain Shawl S/O Mohammad Hussain R/O Rajbagh Srinagar for the commission of offences punishable under section 419, 420 RPC.

The case was registered subsequent to a complaint filed on behalf of Bhim Rakte, Director, M/s OBEETEE, a carpet manufacturing Company Pvt. Limited New Delhi wherein it was alleged that the said accused had pretended himself to be Commissioner of Police and Chairman of Purchase Committee, Govt. of J&K and with a fraudulent and dishonest intention had induced the said company to deposit an amount of Rs.32162/- into his account as tender expenses for supply of 30,000/- prayer rugs.

During the investigation it was established that the complainant on being so induced had transferred an amount of Rs.32162/- into the account of the accused maintained at Axis Bank Lal Chowk which amount was subsequently withdrawn by the accused and thus by way of impersonation has cheated the said company.

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