A Kerala police team probing the antecedents of Raghav Rajan, whom the police believe to be Bitihotra Mohanti, the rape convict son of a former Odisha Director General of police, on Friday said his certificate from a private university in Bhubaneshwar was fake.
"The B Tech degree certificate in the name of Raghav Rajan is forged. The same was issued in the name of Biti," said Josi Joesph, an inspector-rank officer leading the Kerala police team which is in Bhubaneshwar to verify the degree certificate from the KIITUniversity produced by the probationary bank officer who was arrested on March 8.
While Kerala Police claimed that they had arrested Bitihotra, the arrested man said he was not former Odisha DGP B B Mohanti's son and was Raghav Ranjan from Andhra Pradesh.
Bitihotra was convicted for the rape of a German woman and sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Alwar Jail in Rajasthan. He was released on parole in December 2006 but he jumped bail and remained untraced since.
The Kerala police team would also visit the StewartSchool in Cuttack where Bitihotra had studied.