Sarpanch among two nabbed in fake paramedic certificate scam

April 9, 2021

The police have arrested two suspects involved in providing fake certificates and degrees of paramedic courses from Phase 5 here. They also seized 326 fake certificates, 186 blank certificates, holograms, printers and stamps from their possession.

The police have arrested two suspects involved in providing fake certificates and degrees of paramedic courses from Phase 5 here. They also seized 326 fake certificates, 186 blank certificates, holograms, printers and stamps from their possession.
The suspects have been identified as Surinder Kumar Singla, a resident of Malerkotla, and Sarbjit Singh, a resident of Todar Majra. They have been booked under Sections 259, 260, 420, 465, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 120-B and 201 of the IPC at the Zirakpur police station.
The police claimed the duo operated across the country and provided close to 5,000 fake certificates of courses such as DMLT, OTT, BPT, ECG, X-ray technician, RMP, CMS, ED, ITI, BA and BAMS.
Sarbjit, sarpanch of Todar Majra village, was operating a registered society, ‘Council of Paramedical’, from a house-cum-office in Phase 5, Mohali, while Surinder owned a clinical lab in Malerkotla.
The fake outfit claimed to be affiliated with non-existent Punjab Medical Council.

Mohali SP (Rural) Ravjot Kaur Grewal said: “Three criminal cases were already registered against Sarbjit Singh in the past. They used to take Rs30,000 for issuing a fake certificate.”
On January 26, the police had arrested Nirmal Singh, alias Nimma, for providing fake certificates of educational institutions in Zirakpur. During his interrogation, names of Surinder and Sarbjit cropped up, the police said.
A special investigation team led by Mohali SP (Rural), Zirakpur DSP Amroj Singh, Dera Bassi DSP Gurpreet Singh Bains and Zirakpur SHO Onkar Singh Brar was constituted to investigate the matter in detail.
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