Ex-BOPEE Chief Quizzed For 2nd Day
SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Thursday said it has gathered ample evidence to prove that the former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmed Peer accused of leakage and sale of exam papers of Common Entrance Test (CET)-2012, was not innocent.
The evidences we have collected so far vindicates the stand of complainants and all these evidences prove that Mushtaq Ahmed Peer is the main culprit behind the paper leak scam, a Crime Branch official said on condition of anonymity. The official also said that assertion or denial on part of Mr Peer matters least at this stage.
The official said that all evidences refute the claims of Peer and prove that he is directly involved in CET paper leak and selling scam.
We are questioning Peer on different subjects and issues. We called few students for questioning on Thursday and recorded their statements as well, he said.
Meanwhile the Crime Branch Thursday quizzed former BOPEE chairman for the second consecutive day.
According to IGP, Crime Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, Peer was questioned by the Crime Branch for the full day today. He has been asked to remain present at crime branch tomorrow (Friday) as well where we will question him again, KNS quoting the IGP Crime reported.
The Crime Branch has registered a case (FIR NO. 24/2013) against Peer and senior CB officials are supervising the investigations.
The Crime Branch carried out raids at Peers residences in Srinagar and Jammu and seized some incriminating documents and cash last week.
Peer 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 was quoted as saying.
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 Gods grace, elements inimical to my position and status had to eat a humble pie, Peer was quoted as saying.
According to IGP Crime police conducted raids at the residence of Peer in Srinagar and Jammu and recovered some incriminating documents.
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