Manipur: Forged Documents & Certificate Racket Busted

Imphal, August 29 2021: The Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has netted a member of a racket which deals in forged documents such as Class X and XII certificates, marksheets etc, yesterday.

Addressing a press briefing at Kwakeithel this evening, Vice president of DESAM Oinam Shital said that certain forged documents were also seized from the person.

Saying that DESAM has been looking for the racket since receiving information of their felonious activity, Shital apprised that the person arrested with forged documents has been identified as one Golmei Solomon (35), s/o Golmei Gondaichung of Wainem, Kangpokpi.

From his possession, two Class XII certificates, one Class XI certificate and two Class X certificates were seized, the DESAM vice president said.

Saying that the buyers of Class XII certificates were planning to submit the fake documents in Manipur police recruitment process while the Class X certificate is to get admission to Class XI, he added that all the seized documents duplicate the logo and signature of issuing authority of Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BoSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (CoHSEM) almost exactly.

According to Shital, the price of a forged Class X certificate is Rs 18,000 while that of Class XII is as high as Rs 20,000 .

For making the fake certificates, a PAN or Aadhaar Card or a registration certificate and a passport size photograph is required, he added.

As per DESAM, Golmei ran the racket with one Kamei who is a teacher at Tengkhojang Higher Secondary School, Noney, one person from JNIMS road who recently died of COVID-19 and one K Rana.

The racket was using the name of Thangtong High School, Motbung High School and MBC Higher Secondary School, Shital said, expressing suspicion of BOSEM and COHSEM staff involvement in running the scam.

Saying that the arrested person will be handed over to the authority concerned along with a report, the DESAM vice president appealed to the people to be cautious.

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