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Job fraud lands teacher in CBI net

A CBI team from Patna on Sunday arrested a schoolteacher in the Akbarpur area of Nawada district for allegedly getting the job by furnishing a fake certificate.

Diwakar Prasad Singh was also accused of making money by helping others get such certificates and bag jobs in the education department.

Acting on a tip-off, the CBI team comprising head constables A.K. Nirala and Ranjeet Kumar raided Pitaura village and arrested Singh. He was evading arrest since 2005.

A team of Akbarpur police personnel assisted the CBI to arrest the teacher.

Station house officer of Akbarpur police station Shailendra Kumar said an arrest warrant was pending against Singh, which was executed by the CBI officials. Singh has been taken to Patna for interrogation, he added.

CBI sources said Singh was appointed a teacher at a government school in Nawada in 1978 after he furnished forged documents. Singh was among a dozen teachers appointed in the district on the basis of fake teachers training certificates.

A complaint was lodged against Singh and others in the court by the education department in 2005 following which the case was handed over to the CBI. The investigation conducted by the premier investigating agency found the allegations true and subsequently obtained an arrest warrant against them.

CBI sources said Singh was transferred to Gaya from Nawada after the matter was handed over to the agency for investigation. As a result, the warrant could not be executed against Singh and he was declared an absconder by the court. Deputy inspector-general, CBI, B.K. Singh said Singh would be produced in a CBI court after interrogation.

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