Pune city police said they have recovered unaccounted-for assets worth more than 2 million rupees in cash and gold after searches made at the residences of family members and others related to Tukaram Supe, the commissioner of the Maharashtra State Examination Council (MSCE), which was arrested last week for alleged tampering with the marks of some candidates in the statewide Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) that was conducted in January 2020.
Supe along with Department of Education consultant Abhijit Savrikar were arrested on December 16 by personnel from the Pune City Police Cybercrime Police Station, which is currently investigating a case of alleged document leakage in the hiring process for the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
Previously, the police had recovered more than Rs 95 lakhs in cash, gold ornaments and fixed deposit documents in a search of the Supe residential premises.
In further searches of the residential premises of Supe’s family members and others associated with them, the police recovered cash worth 1.58 million rupees and about a kilogram of gold, totaling value. of more than 2 million rupees, allegedly accumulated by Supe through bad practices.
Meanwhile, the Pune Police Cybercrime Cell has urged candidates who have paid money to intermediaries in the TET exam to cooperate with the police. Officials warned that those who do not show up will be booked.