With the arrest of seven persons, the police on Thursday claimed to have busted a fake certificate racket in Malkangiri district.

While two persons were arrested in Anantpur of Soro area in Balasore district, five others were taken into custody in Malkangiri on Wednesday, the police said.

A police team raided a DTP centre at Anantapur and arrested two persons and the remaining five were arrested in Malkangiri, the sources said.

The gang members were selling HSC and Plus II certificates for Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.

Some of the fake certificate holders were appointed in the government organisations and some were still continuing their studies, the police said. -PTI