MP PMT scam kingpin lived in big hotels, shopped abroad: SIT

  • Umesh Singh, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014 17:57 IST

One of the kingpins in MP PMT scam, Jadgish Sagar, who is in police custody till September 24, has made some significant revelations about his modus operandi and connections in the Professional Examination Board (PEB).

The officials of the special investigation team (SIT) said that Sagar who amassed a huge sum by getting candidates to crack the PMT, enjoyed staying in the costliest hotels.

In Indore, he used to spend his nights in a five star hotel. Also, he used to travel abroad for leisure and shopping.

Sagar was fond of weapons and possessed many firearms including a 12 bore gun, 315 bore rifle, and a revolver apart from other firearms on licenses in the names of other family members.

Speculations are rife that his wife Sunita Sagar’s political links and her connections with influential people were the turning point in his life.

Sunita Sagar was a Zila Panchayat member of the BJP between 1999 and 2004 in Gohad of Bhind district. Nobody in Gohad, which is a small town in Bhind district could have ever imagined that Sagar’s fortune would make him a crorepati in a short span of six to seven year.

A person who turned a millionaire from an unknown doctor with an MBBS degree, Sagar, according to rough estimates, allegedly got over 200 students fraudulently pass the PMT.

Sagar had shifted to Indore nearly a decade ago and started the racket after establishing contacts in professional examination board (PEB). SIT in-charge in Gwalior ASP Virendra Jain said that during interrogation Sagar disclosed that Nitin Mahindra was his main contact in PEB.

But even Sagar was shocked to learn that apart from him (Sagar), Mahindra was also working for other kingpins such as Sanjeev Shilpkar and Gaurav Patni in Indore.

Sagar also entertained aspirants who wanted to crack other exams including police and transport recruitment tests.

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