Indore: The alleged ringleader of an inter-state gang running an impersonation racket related to Madhya Pradesh Pre-medical Test (PMT) has been arrested in Mumbai, police said Monday.
Dr Jagdish Singh Sagar was nabbed from a hotel in Mumbai last night with the help of Maharashtra Police, Inspector General (IG) V K Maheshwari told reporters here.
At the time of arrest, Sagar (42), a resident of the city, was found wearing gold ornaments weighing around half a kg, he said.
As many as 20 members of the gang had been arrested earlier by the police. These members, all youths, used to write the entrance exam for admission to medical colleges in MP on behalf of other candidates, police sources said.
According to Maheshwari, the kingpin of the racket, who once taught in a private medical college here, used to charge Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh each from candidates.
The gang, which was active for the last three years, mostly targeted medical aspirants from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, he said.
Sagar was produced before a local court, which remanded him in seven-day police custody.
His interrogation may lead to more arrests, the IG added.