Rahat Abrar, AMU Spokes Person said that not only has the university discharged these students, cased of forgery have been filed against all 20 of them at the Civil Lines Police station.
All these students had been studying since the past one year. The "alleged fraud" was only detected this year following the introduction of "computerised biometric techniques" for verifying the authenticity of all such applicants appeared in the entrance test conducted by the university.
According to the AMU sources, reports had been circulating since the past one year regarding the existence of a "well organised" racket through which applicants were committing fraud using "impersonators" for appearing in the admission tests.
This year AMU's administration ordered an investigation into last year's admission records. Police investigations had in may last led to the arrest of one person from lucknow, who was said to be the "mastermind" of this organised racket. This was in connection with malpractices in this year's admission test. The detection of fraudulent procedures in four cases in this year's admission test led to a deeper probe into last year's admissions also.