Vigilance probe may follow jailed UP board director

Police have recommended to get an investigation conducted into the assets allegedly collected through illegal means by Director of Board of Secondary Education Sanjay Mohan.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:February 10, 2012 2:59 am

Police have recommended to get an investigation conducted into the assets allegedly collected through illegal means by Director of Board of Secondary Education Sanjay Mohan.

Mohan,who was arrested on Wednesday in a case of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) recruitment racket,is alleged to have collected several crores from groups of touts in different parts of the districts across the state to facilitate selection of the candidates.

Kanpur Range IG Chandra Prakash said he is recommending an inquiry by the vigilance establishment into the assets of Mohan. He has asked Rama Bai Nagar SP Subhash Chandra Dubey to collect details about the bank accounts and the lockers in the names of Mohan and his family members. He has also asked for a report from the SP in this regard,the IG said.

SP Subhash Chandra Dubey said that the police have collected evidence corroborating Mohan’s role in the TET recruitment racket and accepting huge cash from touts. The process of collecting details about the bank accounts and the lockers is still going on,he added.

Another police official involved in the investigation said that Mohan had been living in his official residence for the last 15 years,but the police has come to know about three properties,including a commercial one,at prime locations of Lucknow,belonging to him.

The police had verified during the investigation that the properties belong to Mohan,but all purchased in the names of his two relatives who are over 70-years-old.

The police have asked for the documents related to the properties to verify the modes of payment.

Dubey said that Mohan was first posted as the director of the board of secondary education in 2001 and remained there until he was transferred to the education department in 2007. He,however,was posted as director in 2009 again,he added.

He served for the longest tenure on the post of director irrespective of the tenure of the governments.

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