ANDHRA PRADESH

Accused in fake certificate racket surrenders

ADILABAD, MARCH 3. The alleged kingpin of the recently unearthed fake B.Ed. certificate racket from Tirupati, Krishnam Naidu, surprised everybody on Wednesday when he surrendered at the court of Adilabad Munsif Magistrate, Rama Rao, who granted him conditional bail.

He entered the court about 4.30 p.m. minutes before the closing time.

Naidu runs an educational society at Tirupati through which he allegedly ran the racket.

Three other accused in the case under Adilabad Two Town police limits were still at large. The absconders were, Prasad Naidu, son of Krishnam Naidu from Hyderabad and D.V. Gupta of Warangal and Mary Grace wife of the fourth accused G. Jairaj of Godavarikhani in Karimnagar.

Those who were arrested on March 1 were G. Suvarnaraj and his wife Vijayalaxmi who were Government teachers, his brothers Jaipal Raj residing at Adilabad and Jairaj.

The accused had collected money ranging between Rs. 50,000 and Rs. one lakh from gullible students and supplied them with fake B.Ed. certificates from Ganjdundwara college of Agra's Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University.