Mumbai – The headmistress of CBM School in Antop Hill has exposed a scam in the RTE admission process in her school. Acting on her complaint, Antop Hill police have arrested six parents including two women and two agents.
March 18 was the last day for seeking admission in the school located at Sion Koliwada. The school had received a large number of applications for admission under RTE quota. On scrutinising these applications, headmistress Rebecca Shinde found that some applications were bearing the same date. She called the parents and inquired about their documents but none of the parents could submit it. As her doubt was getting confirmed, she decided to probe this matter further.
When Shinde contacted the education department officials, they told her that her work is only to give admission and not to verify the documents. She then approached the health department of F-North ward who cooperated with her in getting birth certificates verified. On getting confirmation of a scam in the RTE admission process, Shinde approached the Antop Hill police and registered a complaint against accused persons.
Police have arrested Kamruddin Shaikh, Yunus Baja (both agents), Imran Sayyed, Farzan, Mumtaz, Shaheen, Zareena and Rabiya, all parents, under relevant sections of the law.
The concerned authorities also suspected that these accused and many others have done a cheating in their income certificates as some of them reside in houses worth crores of rupees and enjoying all the luxuries.