The economic offences unit (EOU) conducted raids in the city and Bihta on Thursday and unearthed unaccounted assets worth crores of an Industrial Training Institute instructor.
Popularly known as “master saheb”, Satyendra Kumar, alias Ram Naresh Prasad Yadav, was nabbed with five accomplices, identified as Amit Kumar Yadav, alias Awdhesh Prasad, Surendra Kumar, alias Langra, Tanuj Kumar, Anuj Kumar and Siyaram Singh.
They used to extract hefty sums from aspirants in competitive examinations and use scholars or ghost examinees to sit for write the papers on their behalf. Satyendra had acquired a property worth Rs 2.26 crore till EOU sleuths raided his establishments.
Additional director-general (ADG) of police (headquarters) Ravinder Kumar said: “Documents of 15 properties were found at Satyendra’s house. Of those, 13, mostly plots, are in his wife, Babita Devi’s name. He is a resident of Bihta’s Haal Mokam area. The modus operandi included contacting aspirants of competitive examinations, mainly of the railways, and extracting between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh from each. Ghost writers used to write the examination on behalf of the actual examinee after morphing photographs on the admit cards.”
Satyendra had engaged Tanuj Kumar and Anuj Kumar to morph the photos of the actual candidate and the ghost writer. “Certificates of colleges across the country, seals of senior college officials and state government office holders were seized. Twenty-three students, who had approached Satyendra, were also caught,” said the ADG.