Crime Branch Saturday formally arrested the former BOPEE Chairman Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat alias Mushtaq Peer for his involvement in CET paper leak and selling scam. Incharge Superintendent of Police Bashir Ahmed told CNS that after confession his role in the scam, Peer was formally arrested by Crime Branch under section 420, 120B of RPC and 52 PC Act.
“We were questioning him from past few days and there were ample grounds for his arrest. CB formally arrested him and in coming days more arrests will be made in this regard,” SP said.
He further said that so for CB has questioned a number of students, parents and few brokers allegedly part of this big scam. “After ascertaining all the facts and collecting data, we are going to act against the culprits,” he said adding that no one will be spared.
With the arrest of Mushtaq Peer the number of arrests made by CB has reached to three. However, one of the arrestee has become the approver and according to reports CB has recorded his statement and all those brokers students and parents are being called for questioning whose names have been pin-pointed by the said approver.
A Crime Branch Official told CNS that all the evidences collected by CB amply makes it clear that former BOPEE chairman isthe king-pin. “The involvement of big-guns can’t be ruled out in the scam. We are trying to find out whether Mushtaq Peer acted on his own or he was having the patronage of some big-gun. It is a lengthy process and hopefully we will unearth it in coming days,” he said.
Pertinently, after raiding his residential houses in Professor Colony Hazratbal and Sidhra Jammu, Peer surrendered before CB on Wednesday morning.
Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Aziz Bhat alias Mushtaq Peer is the resident of Mughal Mohalla Chattabal Srinagar. After retirement, the former Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Chairman was appointed as consultant to the state government on May 5 this year. However after the surfacing of the scam, the Government terminated his post-retirement contractual services.