In a shameful development, 21 year old engineer who was awarded with Make in India award has been arrested for printing fake 2000 rupee notes.
Abhinav Verma, an engineer who was recognized by PM Modi himself for his innovative idea on developing sensor to be placed in the sticks of the visually handicapped in the Indian Science Congress January 2016 has now been caught printing fake notes of Rs 42,000 in Punjab’s town of Mohali. The police raided his office where he and his cousin Vishakha Verma, and Ludhiana-based property dealer Suman Nagpal and many other colleagues of him were indulged in printing fake notes. These people were duping people by exchanging old 500 and 1000 rupee notes for the fake 2000 rupee notes he had printed.
He was even charging 30% commission for the exchange. Mohali Superintendent of Police (City) Parminder Singh said that he was caught while he was traveling with fake currency in a new Audi SUV. His cousin Vishakha Verma is only 23 and is a MBA student and a property dealer, he brought many real estate agents who wanted to exchange black money to him. He was the main person who designed the note and was involved in printing fake notes.
Abhinav who had earned good name by designing the sensor which can be inserted into the stick of visually impaired, had also claimed to have developed ‘Live Braille’, which was an wearable device ‘walking aide’, with which people could walk without the help of a walking stick.
His design was in fact commercially launched and sold all over India and in 15 other countries. He had said during an event that his aim was to solve the sufferings of 50 million Indians and called it “Freedom Device”. He had organized several fund raising events Milaap for the campaign.
Mmmm….never thought he would change the life’s of people by printing fake notes!!!
He should feel ashamed of himself that he has destroyed a valuable carrier which he could have used for doing something good to the society!
Seems like this young man could not handle the unprecedented recognition, money, name and fame which made him turn GREEDY and not a responsible citizen of the country. Many people struggle hard and dedicate their life for earning recognition and one would feel blessed if their work is recognized by none other than the Prime Minister himself, but this man has disgraced the Nation which applauded him for his innovate ideas.
What should the world do if educateds and learned people themselves turn into demons that destroy the society??? Should we blame the education or the person who taught him???
His unforgivable act reminds us about a quote by a survivor in a concentration camp who had said….
“I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot by high school and college graduates. So, I am suspicious of education.”
My request is:
Help your children become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”