Chandigarh, Jul 5 (PTI) Punjab medical education and research minister Brahm Mohindra today ordered a vigilance inquiry into a degree racket under which fake certificates were issued in the name of Baba Farid University in the state.Also Read - Captain Amarinder Singh To Form His New Party Ahead of Punjab Polls, Alliance With BJP Likely

The matter of fake certificates and fake degrees was detected recently by the Registrar of the Board of Ayurvedic and Unani Systems of Medicine when Rajesh Kumar of Gurdaspur visited the board for a renewal of his registration certificate, an official spokesperson said. Also Read - Singhu Border Killing: Second 'Nihang' Arrested From Punjab Village Over Gruesome Murder of Dalit Man

The registrar, Sanjeev Goyal, found the certificates of the candidate were fake as Sonam Dhiman, a Pathankot based doctor, was registered against the number provided by Rajesh. Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act

Mohindra, considering the seriousness of the matter, ordered a vigilance inquiry to expose fake degree racket.

“There seems to be a wide spread menace and the same shall be unearthed and guilty shall be brought to book who are duping the candidates and endangering the health and the lives of the innocent public,” he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.