The police has seized two pen drives from the accused that will provide evidence against him.
Mumbai: The RCF police has arrested a man for allegedly making lakhs of fake job experience certificates pertaining to government departments or private firms for sale. His clients were typically young men seeking jobs abroad.
The accused used to charge Rs 1,000 per fake certificate and was conducting the illegal business for the past two years. The police has seized two pen drives from the accused that will provide evidence against him.
The accused started running after sighting a police team that was actually chasing a burglar. Upon being questioned, he led the police to his cyber café where he used to conduct illegal activities with the help of two graphic designers who are on the run. The accused, identified as Matin Shaikh, was arrested from Vashi Naka and produced in court. He has been remanded to police custody for four days. Another main accused, Asif Shaikh, is still absconding.
PSI Sachin Sanap said, “These people used to contact people interested in jobs abroad. Sometimes, people approached them to make fake certificates. We got a pen drive from their cyber café in which several fake certificates were stored. We are examining the pen drive and all the documents and certificates therein. Soon, we will arrest some more accused.”
RCF police station Senior PI, Shrikant Desai, said, “Our police officers successfully arrested the accused, who used to make fake job experience and education certificates for people who wanted jobs abroad. We are further investigating the people involved in the case .”
The Thane police on Wednesday busted a fake CDC certificate (required for joining the merchant navy) racket and arrested three persons in connection with the same on Thursday. The trio used to charge up to Rs 4 lakh for issuing fake certificates to people desirous of working in the merchant navy. They had issued over 1,000 such certificates.