The Criminal Investigation Department of Assam Police has registered a case against 36 teachers for allegedly getting appointed in Government schools using fake and forged TET certificates.
According to the police, a case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal code (IPC) for criminal conspiracy, forgery, and cheating against the teachers who have got appointed in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) area of the state.
The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the CID Assam to register the case following a complaint that the teachers submitted forged TET certificates to the Director of Education in Kokrajhar and got appointments in the schools of BTR, a statement issued by the police department said on Monday.
An inquiry was conducted and the allegation was found to be true, it said.
The TET certificate has become mandatory for the appointment of teachers in government schools.
Several accused have been brought to CTD headquarters from various districts of Assam for interrogation and verification of documents, the statement said.
“The investigation conducted so far revealed that forged TET certificates were submitted as if the accused qualified even though they failed in the test, in some cases fake roll numbers have been used, and in some other cases roll numbers of successful candidates were misused by unsuccessful candidates for generating forged certificates,” the statement said.
However, a special investigation team of CTD has been formed for probing the matter.