Teachers accused of faking certificates get clean chit

Srinagar: The Kanpur University has given clean chit to the two teachers, who were facing a probe by the crime branch of police for gaining promotions as lecturers by submitting fake certificates to the department.

Official sources said the two teachers Mohammad Yasin Mir of Lone Hari Kupwara and Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Taratpora, working as lecturers at the Government Boys Higher Secondary School Panzen Budgam and Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Vilgam Kupwara have been given clean chit and their certificates have been authenticated by the Kanpur University.

“As per university records, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat has passed M A Mathematics Examination through this University bearing Roll No 10006 during year 1989 as regular candidate. The certificate bearing no. 005110 and 12710 are genuine and issued by this university,” Registrar Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Mahraj (CSJM) University, Kanpur, writes in response to the a communication (vide no DSEK/OSD/IMFW/F-6513/14040 dated 03/12/2013) by the Director School Education

Earlier, the University had denied of having issued marks sheet or degree to Bhat.

In response to the communication sent on July 12, 2011, by under secretary to the government, school education department, Registrar, CSJM University had said “As per University records, the result of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat is detained for the migration certificate issued by Meerat University as well as the marks sheet of M A Previous and permission of this University for appearing of MA Final Exam of this University,”

Pertinently, the crime branch of police was probing the case of the two teachers after they received a communication from the SVO that the duo had submitted fake certificates to gain promotions.

“It is reported that large number of teachers working in education department has managed to get fake post graduation certificates during militancy and on basis of which they have been promoted as lecturer,” AIG, State Vigilance Organization, Jammu and Kashmir, had written in a communication (vide letter no SVO/EDU-G-24/11-1315-16) to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu on February, 2, 2011.

The communication had identified Mohammad Yasin Mir and Ghulam Mohammad Bhat as the beneficiaries, who got promoted by producing fake certificates

“I’m directed to request you to kindly look into the matter and take necessary action,” the letter adds.

A month letter, the Crime Branch forwards the SVO complaint to the commissioner, higher education (vide no CHQ/Clt/K-139-11/2557-58, dated March, 17, 2011).

“In this connection, I am directed to request that the matter may kindly be got enquired into for appropriate and share the outcome of the same with this Hqrs,” the letter by IGP, Crime Branch, reads.

Meanwhile, Bhat told GNS Monday that some elements were trying to malign his image by lodging fake complaints and unleashing propaganda against him. He said that he has been an upright educationist and has served the department with dedication. “Truth has triumphed over falsehood,” he added.

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