Afghan Anti-Corruption Committee on Wednesday said 3000 Afghans with fake education degrees have been referred to Attorney General’s Office.

The fake degrees were issued by a private Indian education institute, among the fake degree holders are also some government high-ranked officials.

These fake degrees included bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, ACC did not further provide details on the matter but added that the commission will work closely with AGO throughout the investigation process.

ACC reported that 48 cases of corruption were investigated in the first three months of the current year, and 16 of them including the fake degrees case were handed over to Attorney General’s Office.

Some of the cases also include assets registration, the commission had vetted 5,200 asset registration submissions in the first four months of the year.

Three cases have so far been handed over to the AGO as misleading information was provided by the high-ranking officials.

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