Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh arrested seven people on Sunday for operating Fake education board in Delhi with the name of Uttar Pradesh State Open School Board.
The board was running majorly by Jitendra and Rajman who belongs to Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh since 2013, having its office in Indra Nagar, Lucknow and has its study centres across seven states in India.
According to the police officials, there are around 65 educational institutes at present, which are affiliated with Uttar Pradesh State Open School Board and issuing the certificates of various degrees to the students.
There are around one lakh students who had received the degrees from this fake board out of which STF has the only list of 5000 students who had received the degree. There are many students having fake degrees issued by UPSOS received the job offer and doing the job.
ASP of Special Task Force said, the fraudster made three online fake websites as www.upsos.in, www.upsos.co.in, www.upsosb.ac.in, from where they use to get the students enrolled in the various programs by paying the online amount of Rs. 1,350 as enrollment fee excluding affiliation fees.
After STF raid the office, many fake documents, and mark sheets have been seized by the officials.
The board has spread its study centres apart from Lucknow are in Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Bihar.
The police arrested Rajman Gaud, Jitendra Gaud, Radheyshyam Prajapati of Azamgarh, Neeraj Pratap Singh of Indra Nagar in Lucknow, Neeraj Shahi of Gorakhpur, Kanikram Sharma and Sunil Sharma of Basti.
An STF spokesperson said in a statement that a case has been registered against all the accused and all have sent for the further interrogation.