Mrunal Manmay Dash

Four persons including a teacher and his son were arrested by Ganjam Police on Monday in another fake certificate case.

The police confiscated a huge number of fake & blank certificates, logos, printer, six smart phones and holograms of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh education departments.

The key accused has been identified as Daitari Behera, a teacher from Khallikote area in Ganjam. As per the police reports, Behera is currently under suspension for misappropriation of money.

The case came to the fore after a man complained at the Goshaninuagaon Police Station in Berhampur alleging that a fake certificate was provided to his wife.

As per reports, his modus operandi involved taking gullible people to the colleges under a University in Andhra Pradesh for admission in B.Ed course and when they fail to qualify in the exam, he would offer them certificates for a particular sum of money.

A man named Prashant Kumar Sahu in Dhenkanal has also been arrested for printing fake certificates at the behest of Behera.

Speaking about the case, Berhampur SP, Saravana Vivek said, “A case was registered at Goshaninuagaon Police Station on April 21 about a fake certificate. A teacher, Manoranjan Gouda complained that his wife was provided with a fake B.Ed certificate from a University in Andhra Pradesh by a broker. We investigated the case and arrested four persons in this connection.”

  • Reported by:
  • Jagannath Sahu