Court extends remand of former BOPEE chief

SRINAGAR: Directing the Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir police to expedite the investigation in Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 admission scam, a local court has extended the remand of former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Pir and another accused.

Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Kashmir, M L Manhas allowing the application of CB, seeking remand of Peer and another accused on the ground that the investigation was still in progress and a lot of incriminating evidence was yet to be collected against the accused, directed the agency to expedite the investigation in the case.

The court later extended the judicial remand of Peer by 20 days and another accused in the case Sajjad Ahmad by 15 days.

The court directed the Superintendent of Central Jail, Srinagar, to keep the accused in the jail. However, the jail authorities were directed to get the accused medically examined under jail manuals.

Peer, the main accused in the case, was arrested on November 23 by the CB for selling MBBS CET paper to students through some agents against huge money.

The court also extended the judicial remand of one more accused, Farooq Ahmad Shah by 20 days who allegedly managed CET papers for his son who subsequently was selected for MBBS.

The crime branch investigation has already indicted 12 candidates for resorting to fraudulent means to get the berths in various medical colleges.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed cancellation of admission of these students. Agencies

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