The matter surfaced when the students of the school got marksheets from the Uttar Pradesh board after clearing board exams.
A private school in southeast Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur area has allegedly given fake marksheets to its students. Parents of at least 10 children studying in the school have alleged that the school was operating illegally without affiliation, reported the Indian Express. Following which they have registered a complaint against the owner of the school. The complaint was filed with police on September 10, 2017. Delhi Police has booked the owner of the school.
The matter surfaced when the students of the school got marksheets from the Uttar Pradesh board after clearing board exams. As per the report, the parents of the children approached the school authorities after receiving the marksheet. The school, however, assured them that the marksheets were indeed legitimate. Soon after officials from the UP board questioned the authenticity of the marksheets, an FIR in the case was registered on February 9 under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
The DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal was quoted as saying that the police have registered an FIR in the case after verifying all allegations. He further said that the investigation is underway.
Among one the complainants in the case, Dev Singh Tanwar, whose son studied in the school for the last 10 years, alleged that it wa one of the oldest schools in the locality and his son studied there from Class I-X. “Initially, the school administration gave us a document — results of Class X —and asked us to get my child admitted in a nearby school for his plus two. We admitted our child to the school that they suggested after paying Rs 50,000. When the new school pressured us to get the marksheet, we went back to old school. They then gave us a copy of a marksheet allegedly from the UP board. Later, we got to know that it was fake,” Tanwar was quoted as saying.
While the police are saying that during the investigation, they found that the school initially told parents that they were affiliated till Class VIII. Later, they shifted to a new building and told parents that they have procured affiliation till Class X.
Notalbly, earlier last week, the Directorate of Education had issued a directive seeking shutting of unrecognised schools since they are not allowed under the Right to Education Act, 2009.