MP: Enforcement directorate attaches property of Jagdish Sagar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2015 22:58 IST

The enforcement directorate (ED) has attached property worth Rs 3.5 crore of Jagdish Sagar, an accused of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, on Tuesday.

"Three houses of Sagar in scheme number 94 of Indore, one in Gwalior, four luxury vehicles, 21 acres in Bhind and Gwalior, three kilograms of gold and Rs 18 lakh cash has been attached. Total value of the property attached is around Rs 3.5 crore. (Its) present value is estimated to be more than Rs 10 crore," an ED official said.

The four luxury vehicles attached include Toyota Fortuner, Mercedes Benz, Honda City and Tata Safari, he said.

Sagar is the main accused in the MPPEB scam, which was cracked by the Indore crime branch in 2013. He largely depended on 'scorers' or fake candidates from Uttar Pradesh to run the racket. The scorers either sat in place of the candidates or just one seat ahead of them in the examination hall.

In March 2014, the ED registered a case of money laundering against Sagar and 40 other accused in the MPPEB on the basis of an FIR of Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (MPSTF).

Scorers got Rs 1 lakh per exam

'Scorers' were a select pool of talented students from Uttar Pradesh.

The responsibility to hire scorers was on Ajay Kumar, who was arrested on July 7, 2013. He selected them from the coaching institutes of Kanpur, according to the demands of Sagar.

He used to obtain the list of students from all coaching institutes of Kanpur and select those who were bright and from poor family. He then lured them for money and assured them security in Madhya Pradesh.

A close aide of Sagar, Kumar got Rs75,000 per scorer, while a scorer's share was Rs 1 lakh per examination.

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