“There is a high possibility that officers of Directorate of Education are also involved in the fake EWS scam. So far, we are focusing on kingpins and the associates of the rackets. After all of them are nabbed, we will take the investigation forward. It is for sure that some official or the other of the Directorate of Education are involved and if any of them is found guilty he will be nabbed too,” a source in the Crime Branch said.
Speaking to Millennium Post, a senior police official requesting anonymity said: “Maximum number of admissions using fake certificates were done in Bal Bharti Public School. As many as 50 students got admission here. However, the touts helped 30 students in getting admissions in Lancer Convent school and 30 in VSPK International School in Rohini.”
On Wednesday, Neeraj, the accused, told police that he had come in contact of his neighbour Mukesh Sharma who has been earlier arrested in this scam.
Mukesh Sharma helped him get admission of his niece at Bal Bharti School, Pitampura. He got to know all the process and met Nadeem through Mukesh Sharma from whom he used to procure EWS certificates. Neeraj started acting independently and induced the prospective clients outside Lancer Convent School who wanted to get their wards admitted to the school at any cost.
Revealing the number of admissions that took place in the fake EWS scam, the officer added that 10 admissions took place in DPS RK Puram, eight in DPS Vasant Kunj, eight in Vikas Bharti School, Rohini, eight in Apeejay Public School, Pitampura; five in DPS Rohini; five in Heritage School, Rohini; five in Bal Bharti Public School, Rohini; five in GD Goenka, Rohini; four in Ryan International School, Rohini; three in Modern School, Humayun Road; three in Rukmini Devi School, Pitampura; three in Montfort School, Ashok Vihar and two in Venkateshwar School, Rohini.
“Efforts are being made to trace Neeraj’s associates and further investigation regarding involvement of school administration is under progress. Besides, some other schools were also brought to the notice where such admission racketeers were operating. Some of these include — NK Bagrodia School, Rohini; Rukmini Devi School, Pitampura; Venkateshwar School, Rohini; The Sovereign School, Rohini; Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj; Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj; St. Mark’s School, Janakpuri,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said.