Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths on Wednesday busted a marks cards and graduation certificate racket by arresting two persons and recovering over 1,500 fake documents from them.
The police have identified the accused as Srinivas Reddy, 39, and Sunil Kumar, 35. The police said the accused operated the racket in the name of Venkateshwara Institute of Educational Society in Mahalakshmi Layout and offered degree courses through distance learning.
The police said the accused claimed the institution had affiliation from reputed universities for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. They offered the courses for fees ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 2 lakh.
Probe revealed the accused issued the fake marks cards and certificates without conducting examinations and classes. Police also learnt they had been running the racket for the past several years and had been arrested twice by city police. Most of their clients were from neighbouring states.