10 arrested for running fake university in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Nov 27 (Inditop.com) Ten people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district for running a fake university that enrolled students from different states across the country, police said Friday.

The Gurukul University in Vrindavan, about 300 km from here, offered graduation and postgraduation courses under various streams. After charging students hefty amounts during admission, they were asked to take examinations at study centres in different states, said a police official.

“We are yet to ascertain the exact number of students enrolled with the fake university. However, those arrested have admitted that students from different states, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar, were enrolled in courses offered by the fake university,” police inspector Maneesh Kumar Saxena told reporters in the nearby town of Mathura.

“Acting on a tip-off that the university operates from a bungalow, our team along with officials of the Special Operation Group (SOG) Thursday conducted raids at the bungalow. In three of its rooms, we found a cache of marksheets, certificates and admission forms,” Saxena said.