CB Files Preliminary Report in Court

‘8 students appeared in examination at Hotel Daljeel, Boulevard’

‘Besides money, Mushtaq Peer would get apple boxes, special fish’    

SRINAGAR: As the probe by Crime Branch is expeditiously connecting the missing links in the Common Entrance Test (CET)-2012 paper leakage scam, the preliminary report filed by Crime Branch in a local court here today revealed that eight blue eyed students were made to appear in the examination in Hotel Daljeel at Boulevard.

According to a Crime Branch report filed before judicial magistrate, hearing the bail matter of one of the accused in paper leakage scam here on Tuesday, these eight candidates were Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Yasir Yousuf Dar, Shafeeq-ur-Rehman Lone, Khursheed Ahmad Dar, Navid Ahmad Bhat, Yasir Yosuf Hajam, Bazila Bilal Veid and Amira  Shakeel. The two female candidates were asked to sit in the examination at Bemina, reads the report.

Farooq Ahmad Itoo resident of Darigund Bijbehara proprietor of computer institute ‘Infotech Computers’ and a close associate Mushtaq Pir, the jailed former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) had collected the mobile phones from the eight blue eyed students. “He used to visit Mushtaq Pir’s office as well as his house off and on with gifts of apple boxes and special fish,” reads the Crime Branch report.

Farooq had settled the deal with the parents of these students the details of which have been mentioned by the Crime Branch in its report. “He settled the transaction with Shafiq-ur-Rehman resident of Kanelwan for Rs 23 lacs,  Amira Shakeel for Rs 2.50 lacs, Ghulam Mohiudin Lone, a resident of Semthan Bijbehara for his son, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone for Rs 5 lacs, personally. In addition to it, he made a separate deal with Khursheed Ahmad Dar resident of Chingund, Bazilla Bilal Vaid resident of Bijbehera for an amount of Rs 3 Lacs and Rs 10 lacs respectively. With Naveed Ahmad Dar resident of Marhama Sangam for an amount of Rs 13 Lacs, Yasir Yosuf Dar resident of Pazalpora, Bijbehara for an amount of Rs 7 lacs, and Yasir Yousf Hajam, resident of Chandpajan for an amount of Rs 2 lacs through some of his friends,” reads the Crime Branch report.

Pertinently, a statement under section 164 Cr.PC to the same has been recorded already before the court of judicial magistrate Srinagar.

 “The same day Farooq Ahmad went to the house of chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Pir and paid an amount of Rs 30 lacs to him in advance and remaining 30 lacs were paid after the result was declared,” reads the Crime Branch report.

The report adds: “The chairman   (Mushtaq Pir) handed over the paper of physics and chemistry to Farooq Ahmad in lieu of the payment on 22/23 June evening, the examination of which was scheduled on the next day I,e 23/24 June 2012. The said Farooq Ahmad drove straightway to guest house and prepared various sets of each question papers  on a printer which he was carrying along with him at the guest house.”

The Crime Branch investigations into the role of Sajad Ahmad Bhat, another accused in the scam has revealed that he called his friend Haroon Rashid Lone resident of Dialgam to Srinagar on 22/23 June evening and handed over to him few sets of papers one day before the examination against an amount of Rs 13 lacs.

Sajad resident of Qaimoh Kulgam deals with arranging admissions to students in different colleges outside state particularly in Bangalore.  

“Moreover he had personally distributed few sets in the Srinagar city to some candidates with whom deal was already made by him. However the accused is not divulging the facts. Haroon Rashid has distributed the paper sets in Anantnag to one Farooq Ahmad Shah resident of Monghal and Mohammad Amin Ganaie resident of Chee against payment of Rs 15 lacs,” reads the Crime Branch report.   

The Crime Branch has said that there are a large number of such suspected candidates where links are still missing and the accused (Sajad Bhat) did not cooperate in the investigation in disclosing the names of such candidates who were distributed question papers by him. 

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