Six persons working at Mumbai University’s examination department arrested by the Ratnagiri rural police in a making fake marksheet. Ganesh Mungekar, is an employees, at examination department, and others are identified as data entry operator Gorakhnath Gaikwad, peons Mahesh Bagwe and Pravin Ware.
The case came in to picture when the university got a forged marksheet of a mechanical engineering student, Suyash Shetye (22), from Ratnagiri’s finolex academy of management and technology for verification.
Mumbai university wrote back to the college stating that the first year university marksheet was forged and directed them to lodge a complaint. On september 7, an FIR was registered against Shetye and the college’s security guard. vinesh haldankar, whom the student had paid to get the fake marksheet. They were booked under section 420, 465, 471, 34 of the IPC for cheating forgery, and arrested
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The police said Shetye had been failing first year for the past two years and wanted to seek admission to the second year. Senior inspector Suresh Kadam said, “Shetye had failed in seven out of 12 subjects and to get promoted to second year, he needed to pass in seven. The student gave Rs 97,000 to Haldankar for providing him a fake marksheet through the staffers at the university. He arranged the money from his parents on the pretext of buying a bike. The cash reached Mungekar through the guard, Gaikwad and the peons. Mungekar used a photocopy of Shetye’s marksheet, changed ‘F’ to ‘P’ for the two subjects he had failed and also increased marks,” said Kadam. “Shetye submitted the forged marksheet at the college and claimed he had cleared the subjects after re-valuation. The college then sent his marksheet to the university for verification in August,” he added.
However, Shetye was marked “failed” in the university records and the crime was caught. Shetye led the police to Haldankar, who spilled the beans on the other accused. “When Mungekar learnt about the FIR, he immediately transferred back the Rs 97,000 to Shetye’s account to avoid legal hassles,” said Kadam. The police arrested the other accused on October 3, 5 and 9. While Mungekar and Ware are in police custody till October 16, the others including the student have been sent to magistrate custody remand.
- Shetye had taken admission at Finolex college situated at Ratnagiri in 2015
- After 1st year, Shetye found it extremely difficult to complete the second semester due to shortage of required marks
- He then contacted the Kalina branch to arrange a fake marksheet in exchange of money