BOPEE scam: CB launches hunt to nab the ‘tainted’ students

KL Report


Crime Branch Kashmir has set up 8 teams to nab the students, their parents and other accused allegedly involved in the Common Entrance Scam. Reliable sources said that the fugitives may likely be declared proclaimed offenders in case they did not surrender before the Crime Branch.

After presenting challan against 12 students, the Crime Branch in its second challan has indicted at least 9 students and their parents and the challan was presented before the court of anti-corruption judge M.L.Manhas wherein the CB informed the court that the notices have already been sent to the accused to present themselves before the CB. However, not satisfied with the arguments of CB, the Court directed the officials of the Crime Branch to conduct raids and take all measures to get the accused involved in Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) scam arrested at an earliest.

Reliable sources said that out of nine absconding students the Crime Branch has arrested the father of the one student while the hunt for other accused has been launched in a massive way.

“We had sent notices to the accused 9 students and their parents directing them to present themselves before the CB, however, due to reasons better known to them nobody showed up. Now we have started a hunt to nab them,” a CB official on the condition of anonymity said.

Sources further said that after a high-level meeting, the CB has set up 8 different teams which have been conducting raids at different places of South Kashmir. Sources said that the CB teams raided several places at Wandevalgam Kokernag, KP Road Islamabad, Chee and Mattan Chowk Islamabad however did not get any success.

Meanwhile, with reference to investigation of case vide FIR number 24/2013 under section 420, 120 B of RPC 5 (2) PC Act of Crime Branch, Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has issued a show cause notice asking these students, ‘why action including cancellation of their admission for undertaking MBBS course in Government Medical College Srinagar may not be taken.’

The nine student against whom BOPEE has issued the show cause notice are the CET topper Mir Wajid Majeed, Meen-Hai-Mehran Dar, Obaid Yousuf Lone, Ruhail Ahmed Mir, Imtiyaz Hussain Shah, Arh Musadiq, Aieena Hial, Danish Majeed, Mir Danish Majeed and Yasmeen Jan.

BOPEE while citing the cognizance taken by CB and Court in its show cause notice has asked all these students to explain their position in writing otherwise it shall be presumed that they have nothing to say in this matter. (CNS)


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