For the second consecutive day, the Crime Branch on Thursday quizzed Mushtaq Ahmad Peer former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) in connection with paper leakage case for Common Entrance Test (CET)-2012.
Talking to Kashmir News Service, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani the IGP Crime said that Peer was questioned by the Crime Branch for the full day today. “he has been asked to report crime branch tomorrow where we will question him again,” the IGP Crime told KNS.
Pertinently, the Crime Branch has already arrested a person Sajad Ahmad Bhat in the matter. Bhat is from Anantnag and deals with some consultancy with its office in Bangalore. His consultancy deals with admissions.”
The Crime Branch has registered a case against Peer and senior CB officials are supervising the investigations under (FIR NO. 24/2013).
The Crime branch carried out raids at peer’s residences in Srinagar and Jammu and seized some ‘incriminating documents and cash.”
Peer while talking to KNS had termed the raids carried out by Crime Branch at his residences in Jammu and Srinagar as ‘unethical’. “I have held a responsible position and am the member of over four national level committees. If there was some allegation, which I am sure is baseless, it was imperative for the crime branch to have my response first before carrying out such raids,” peer had told KNS on Tuesday.
The former chairman BOPEE had observed that unfortunately there is no appreciation for working with dedication, commitment and honesty in Jammu and Kashmir. “I had given a system and work culture in BOPEE. There were many attempts to malign my image but with God’s grace, elements inimical to my position and status had to eat a humble pie,” Peer had told KNS.
Meanwhile, the IGP Crime had informed KNS: “We conducted raids at the residence of Peer Mushtaq in Srinagar and Jammu where we found some incriminating documents. We have seized those documents besides the property papers. The documents will be scrutinized and further action will be taken accordingly.”
When asked about the documents and other material seized by the Crime Branch, Peer had told KNS: “During the raids, the Crime Brach has seized certain files, a laptop, pen drives and cash (1,35000) from my residence. The laptop and pen drives contain some confidential details as I am the member of five national level examination committees. Perhaps they have seized my passport also.”
Asked will he cooperate with Crime Branch in its investigations into the matter, Peer had said: “Why not. There is no question of noncooperation. When I have mot committed anything wrong, why I should shy away from investigations. I am ready for a thorough probe,” peer had told KNS