KL Report


Pro-claimed offender involved in the paper leak scam, year 2012 Mushtaq Ahmad Kanue, Tuesday surrendered before the crime branch in south Kashmir.

Sources told KNS that tow pro-claimed offenders have surrendered before the crime branch namely Rahail Ahmad Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad Kanue- a renowned business man hailing from South Kashmir.

Kenue was absconding with the CB maintaining that his arrest would be considered as the major success for the department. He reportedly had purchased the CET question paper- 2012 for his daughter against the payment of 20 lakh rupees from the brooker namely Sajad Bhat.

Ruhail Amin Mir- a student hailing from Hyderpora Srinagar also earlier surrendered before a team of crime branch officials.

The high court earlier issued strict directions to Crime Branch to arrest absconders involved in the paper leak scam-2012.

Earlier more than 15 places in South Kashmir were raided by CB and has also acquired further leads in the case. Details also maintained that a team of senior Crime Branch officials is camping in South Kashmir and widespread raids are being carried to nab the absconders.

Sources said that it has raided several shops, petrol pumps and business establishments of the absconders and the grip is further being tightened to detain the involved. “In coming days, you will see further raids being carried in the region as most of the students who were involved in paper leak scam hail from South Kashmir,” said senior Crime Branch official while pleading anonymity. He added further that the links between the brokers and other people has also been established and that the department shall stay in south Kashmir for more days so as to receive further inputs. High Court on July 2 directed the Inspector General of Crime Branch to supervise the investigations. A Division Bench Comprising Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Hasnain Masoodi while making observations said that a person who is involved in such a crime which is cancerous to the society and you left them scot free. It suggests you are shielding them. Any of us can be hospitalized and be treated by these third degree doctors.

The court directed IG Crime Branch to exercise supervision on investigation of the case so that any extraneous influence in executing of arrest warrants is effectively checked. It also directed IG to file his progress report in this regard within 2 weeks. The Crime Branch officials submitted before the court regarding the attachment of properties of some absconders but it expressed dissatisfaction over the attachment process. “The attachment order shows some land has been attached and nothing has been pointed out with regard to attaching of Bank accounts and Business concerns”, the court observed. While relating the issue of Crime Branch’s failure to arrest 17 accused with the process of attachment of property of the accused, the court observed: “We presume that similar situation must be prevailing in other cases.”


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