The Sonipat police have already arrested 14 accused, including some candidates and a middleman, Jagbir Singh, who is a government teacher posted in Bhageshwari village of Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri district. Jagbir, who allegedly confessed to have brokered impersonation deals with a number of candidates, was arrested on September 26 and the court remanded him to judicial custody on Friday.
Investigating officer Ranbir Singh said the cops are conducting raids at residences of some 10-12 accused, including candidates, impersonators and middlemen. “This is a huge racket and the number of accused in the case could even touch 1,000. We have booked 417 candidates, who had struck deals through middlemen, who then arranged the impersonators. Rest, the number of co-accused who were middlemen may be quite high,” said Ranbir.