CET Scam: CB Submits List of 12 Candidates

SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch has submitted a list of 12 candidates who have allegedly benefited out of Common Entrance Test (CET) paper leak scam of 2012. The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) is likely to pass cancellation orders in a few days.

Sources in the High Court here said that the details of 12 candidates were submitted in a sealed cover by the Crime Branch to the court with a plea that veracity of qualifications of another 10 candidates is being ascertained and the investigation was on.

 “The crime branch has also said that out of 10 candidates whose credentials were being ascertained, details of six candidates were almost complete and investigations about other four candidates was in progress,” KNS quoting sources reported.

 The crime branch has said that charge sheet in the whole scam in which Mushtaq Ahmad Pir the former chairman of BOPEE is already under arrest as the main accused will be produced before the court ‘very soon’.

The crime branch has also sought directions from the court to BSNL to provide requisite call recording to it so that the case is established against the suspected officials in the matter. 

The Crime Branch had unearthed a multi-million rupee scam involving top erstwhile officers of the state’s Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE).

The Crime Branch later detained the former chief of BOPEE after allegations that he sold the question papers for Rs 65 lakh. The investigation, which was being monitored by the J&K High Court, has revealed that officers connived with some outsiders to abuse the examination system by selling question papers to a select group of students for huge sums of money. “We have evidence to establish that a minimum of 12 students bought their way into professional colleges by paying these people,” said a top Crime Branch officer.

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