Honesty Pays No Dividends In Kashmir: Former BOPEE Chairman

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A day after registering FIR against Mushtaq Ahmad Peer former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) in connection with paper leakage case for Common Entrance Test (CET) 2011, crime branch on Tuesday raided his residence in Jammu and Srinagar.

Responding to the action, Peer while talking to local news agency KNS termed the raids carried out by Crime Branch 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 told KNS.

The former chairman BOPEE observed that unfortunately there is no appreciation for working with dedication, commitment and honesty in Jammu and Kashmir.  “I had give 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,” said Peer.

When asked about the documents and other material seized by the Crime Branch, Peer 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.”

Peer said that   he has decided to inform the higher ups in the crime branch about the important documents and importance of details contained in the laptop and the pen drives. “It is ironical that the crime branch has not taken any cognizance about the leakage of CET papers of 2013. While as they have acted on a complaint which has no basis. Last year they said that nothing incriminating was found, now they started these raids. I don’t understand this fuss,” the former chairman BOPEE told KNS.

Asked will he cooperate with Crime Branch in its investigations into the matter, Peer 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 told KNS.

Pertinently, the Crime Branch has registered a case against Peer and senior CB officials are supervising the   investigations under (FIR NO. 24/2013).

 

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