Probe On Into Fake Migrant Certificate

9 June 2009
The Hindu


Jammu: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police has begun preliminary investigations into a case of fake migrant certificates allegedly obtained by four students for admission under special migrant category in a college outside the state. The relief and rehabilitation commissioner, Jammu had recommended a probe into the incident earlier, CB sources said. Four youths from Budgam district - Mehrajudin Wani (Kawoosa), Showkat Ibrahim (Palpore), Mir Irfana Bashir and Waseem Rafeeq (both Gowharpore) had allegedly secured fake migrant certificates from a non-existing office of relief commissioner, zonal officer Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, Relief Department officials said. They had submitted these fake certificates to a college in Pune, Maharashtra for admission under special migrant category. The certificates when sent to relief and rehabilitation commissioner for verification, were found fake last week. The commissioner had forwarded the case to crime branch for investigation. Pune Police also is investigating the case. The students had obtained the certificates as residents of Kashmir valley before their 'migration' to Jammu, though they were not so.