SIA files charge sheet in MBBS seat selling racket in Pakistan

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Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir Special Investigation Agency (SIA) filed its first chargesheet since its inception about a month ago, according to a chargesheet that several Hurriyat leaders used to sell MBBS seats and admission to other professional courses in Kashmir for Rs 10-12 lakh And most of the money around Rs 4 crore per year was spent for terrorism and other anti-national activities in J&K.

Five people, including Hurriyat leader Zafar Akbar Bhatt, have been arrested in this case, while two are hiding in Pakistan and one on a large scale.

The SIA, which is part of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, filed a chargesheet against a total of nine people, including the Hurriyat leader.

The case was registered by the Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), a wing of the police, in July last year after receiving information through credible sources that several unscrupulous people, including some Hurriyat leaders, were shaking hands with some educational advisors. And there were “sales” of Pakistan-based MBBS seats and seats in other professional courses in colleges and universities.

The CIK, which was named as SIA about a month ago, filed its chargesheet before a court against the chairman of the Salvation Movement, Mohammad Akbar Bhat alias Zafar Akbar Bhat, a constituent of the Hurriyat Conference (G). Did.

Others named in the chargesheet are Abdul Jabbar, Fatima Shah, Altaf Ahmed Bhat Qazi Yasir, Mohammad Abdullah Shah, Sabzar Ahmed Sheikh, Manzoor Ahmed Shah, Syed Khalid Geelani and Mohammad Iqbal Mir of Mehaz Azadi Front.

During the investigation, oral, documentary and technical evidence was collected and analysis revealed that seats related to MBBS and other professional degrees were given to students who were close family members or relatives of the slain terrorists, officials said.

According to officials, there was also evidence to show that the money was channeled into channels that supported extremism and separatism, including the unrest after the killing of Burhan Wani in 2016.

The chargesheet also mentioned that the money was also used in unsuccessful attempts to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, 35A.

First Published:December 30, 2021, 6:52 pm

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