Chandigarh

Dental surgeons’ recruitment: Vigilance seizes Rs 2 crore more

Panchkula, November 20

The Vigilance Bureau today said it had further seized Rs 2.10 crore allegedly belonging to HCS officer Anil Nagar from the residence of his associate, who had reportedly kept the money on his behalf in connection with an HPSC recruitment scam.

Nagar, a Deputy Secretary in the HPSC, and two others were arrested by the bureau yesterday. The bureau also seized Rs 12 lakh, a registered land deed amounting to Rs 50 lakh and a laptop during a search at Nagar’s house.

Earlier, the bureau had recovered over Rs 1 crore from the suspects in the case.

“As per conditions laid down by those involved in a corruption case pertaining to an HPSC recruitment exam, a dental aspirant was to pay an amount of Rs 35-40 lakh and should not have been related to any MP/MLA/HPSC member,” the FIR registered by the state Vigilance Bureau states.

The corruption case pertains to an HPSC recruitment exam for dental surgeons, in which Anil Nagar, a Deputy Secretary of the HPSC, and two others were arrested by the Vigilance Bureau last night for allegedly manipulating the marks of candidates who appeared for the recruitment examination.