Karachi: Teacher accused of forging mark sheets walks free
KARACHI: A schoolteacher, arrested on Monday for allegedly heading a cartel selling fake marks sheets, admit cards and solved answer copies, was remanded in Samanabad police custody for four days by the judicial magistrate–west on Wednesday.
The Samanabad police station holds a box full of these forged documents. Police said that four or five people – some of them officials at the Matric and Intermediate boards – were involved in forging these documents.
“They would charge Rs15,000 per subject to procure an answer copy from the board and supply it to the candidate’s house. The candidate would then fill in the correct answers and submit the corrected copy to an agent. Then the agent would place the copy with other copies at the board office,” explained Samanabad SHO Rizwan.
Similarly, fake admit cards and marks sheets are also procured. “This would help them get admission in good colleges and universities. For instance, after making the required payment, a student who originally had a D grade could convert it into an A,” said the police official. “We confiscated over a hundred marks sheets.”
According to the police, the accused included Masood Naqvi, a schoolteacher at the Qaumi Anjuman Government School; Atta–ur–Rehman, the assistant controller examinations at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi; and two clerks, Mukhtiar and Ibrahim, of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi.
“Police should investigate the matter and whoever brings a bad name to the education board should be dealt with strictly,” said BSEK Controller Examinations Noman Ahsan.