Vyapam scam kingpin Jagdish Sagar fighting Madhya Pradesh polls as BSP candidate

He is pitted against three-time sitting BJP MLA and minister of state in Shivraj Singh Chouhan government Lal Singh Arya and ex-Congress MLA from the same seat Ranveer Jatav.

Published: 14th November 2018 01:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2018 01:18 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: The 47-year-old community medicine practitioner Dr Jagdish Sagar whose arrest from a Mumbai hotel by Indore crime branch in July 2013 led to the busting of the multi-crore Vyapam scam, is now raring to become a lawmaker.

Sagar, the inter-state imposter racket kingpin who facilitated the admission of hundreds of students into the MBBS course of medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh using his nexus with Vyapam officials and private coaching centers in UP and Bihar, is in the fray for November 28 assembly polls from hometown Gohad assembly seat of Bhind district.

He is pitted against three-time sitting BJP MLA and minister of state in Shivraj Singh Chouhan government Lal Singh Arya and ex-Congress MLA from the same seat Ranveer Jatav.

On Tuesday, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretary Jaswindar Singh submitted a detailed complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) team headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat in Bhopal on Tuesday evening.

In the complaint, the CPI-M leader alleged that the BSP candidate (Jagdish Sagar) from Gohad was violating the model code of conduct by using 70-80 vehicles, against the permissible limit of not more than three vehicles.

The leftist leader told journalists that the ECI team has assured action in the matter.

Importantly, Sagar has been harbouring plans of becoming a lawmaker much before his arrest. After his arrest by Indore police in July 2013, Sagar had spilled the beans about his long standing plans of either himself contesting the Vidhan Sabha polls or else getting medico wife Sunita Sagar the BSP ticket to contest the polls from Gohad seat of Bhind district.

According to the affidavit filed by Sagar, he is accused in multiple cases of Madhya Pradesh Pre Medical Test (MPPMT) fraud (among the most important cases of the Vyapam scam) and also money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Act.

He owns movable assets worth Rs 1.82 crore-plus, while wife Sunita owns movable assets worth Rs 39.29 lakh-plus. Also, he owns immovable assets worth over Rs 3.78 crore, while better half owns movable assets worth Rs 1.30 crore-plus.

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