Nagpur police arrests college principal over allegations of cheating and forgery

Nagpur Police has arrested a college principal for his alleged role in cheating and forgery in a case registered last month.

Tejsingh Kirad, who was produced before court, is co-accused in a case of fraud registered against a former secretary and teacher of Navpratibha School, Siraspeth.

Kirad was arrested after his name surfaced during investigations into a fraud at the Siraspeth-based school, where he worked as a teacher some years ago.

Former secretary of the school, 74-year-old Vijay Vaid, has been booked earlier along with his daughter-in-law Anagha, for conniving to dupe the government to the tune of several thousands. The case was registered at Imambada police station after a complaint by the school management.

It’s learnt that Kirad helped Anagha and a couple of others to procure fake marksheets of BEd against hefty payment. Police said Kirad had accepted Rs 60,000 from Anagha to arrange for a fake BEd marksheet for her.

Investigation officer sub-inspector Varsha Tawade of Imambada police station said cops had written to the authorities of RTM Nagpur University, seeking details about Anagha and others. The university wrote back that there was no record of Anagha earning the BEd degree. The offence was registered on the basis of the complaint, replies from RTM Nagpur University and other details, reported ToI.

Imambada police had learnt that Kirad had shifted to other districts after working briefly in the city-based school. He had then been appointed as principal in a college belonging to a high profile politician of Chandrapur-Gadchiroli. Kirad has been remanded to police custody till March 29.

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