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Thane: 4 more held in fake certificate case


THANE: Police have made four extra arrests from Thane in Maharashtra in the alleged fake paramedical certificates case, taking the choice of arrests to 17 so far, an legitimate said Saturday.

The four accused who had been arrested on April 11 had been running as pharmacists at quite a lot of scientific shops in the town.


The arrests had been a part of an investigation into the fake certificates racket which was busted via crime department in January this yr.


Police had then arrested 13 individuals, including the chairman of a paramedical organisation, and the chairman of a Pune-based Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, which isn't recognised via the state executive.


Police said some students had secured fake class 10 and class 12 certificates from the Pune-based organisation, and used them to get admission in D.Pharm and B.Pharm courses.


The students finished the pharmacy courses and used the qualification certificates to get jobs as pharmacists, they said in a release.


The four arrested persons are identified as Kamlesh Patel, 23, Jagdish Choudhari, 42, Vazaram Choudhari, 36, and Chunilal Choudhari, 50.


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