Lucknow, Feb 18 : A fake education board, which operated in several states and ‘duped’ hundreds of students, was busted by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, and seven persons arrested, reports PTI.
In UP alone, 62 educational institutes are reportedly affiliated to this board, while three websites – www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in – were also found to be fake, a spokesperson of the STF said.
“Complaints were received about a fake education board by the name of Uttar Pradesh Rajya Mukt Vidyalaya Parishad. Three websites www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in have been found to be fake. It also came to light that the fake board was being operated from Faridinagar in Lucknow,” he told the media.
According to the STF, the fake board operates study centres in Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka and Delhi.
During interrogation of the accused, it came to light that the operator of the board Rajman Gaur had opened a micro-finance company as well through which he allegedly used to deceive a large number of people, the official said.
A case has been registered and investigations are on, the STF spokesperson said.