New Delhi: A father-son duo from Kolkata were arrested in New Delhi by the CID for allegedly selling fake medical degrees across the country and abroad. Suresh Agarwal and his son Chandan, who had been evading arrest since long, were arrested on Wednesday, CID sources said.
The duo were on Wednesday produced before a court in Delhi, which granted the police their four-day transit remand. They will be brought to Kolkata on Friday, sources said. CID officers said the duo had been under their radar for a long time. They were tracked with the help of their mobile phone tower locations.
CID sources said the duo have sold fake certificates to at least 20 lakh people in the country and abroad.
Suresh had been into this business of issuing fake certificates since 1987. The case against this fake institute was registered at South Bidhannagar police station on July 25. During investigation of the fake doctors racket case, the CID had unearthed a fake institute that was providing forged medical degrees. CID had arrested the owner of this institute Ramchandra Baidya from Kolkata airport in May. The agency then came to know about similar other fake institutes and since then Suresh and Chandan were under their radar. The two have been running from one state to another to evade arrest.
The fake doctors’ racket case was first registered in July under South Police Station of Bidhannagar. CID had already filed its first chargesheet in the case.