US-India Farmington university row: 'I fled after fake college raid'

The arrest of 129 Indian students in the US for enrolling in a fake university has sparked questions about how they ended up risking their future to study at a little-known institution. BBC Telugu's Deepthi Bathini reports. Veeresh, whose name has been changed on his request, was at home in California on 30 January when he heard the news - 130 students (the group included one Chinese national) enrolled at the University of Farmington had been arrested. The university, it turned out, was a sham run by undercover agents investigating immigration fraud. He panicked, he says, because he was one of the 600 students who had enrolled at the Michigan-based university. "I did not know what to believe. I thought it was a rumour but the whole ...