CET scam: BOPEE serves ‘show cause’ notice to 12 ‘Munna Bhais’ of GMC

Marouf Ahmad Parray
Srinagar: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has served notice to 12 students identified by the Crime Branch of police to have fraudulently qualified the Common Entrance Test in 2012.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that the Under Secretary to BOPEE dispatched a letter to Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar last week urging him to serve the notices to the tainted candidates.
While exact content of the notices could not be ascertained, the BOPEE is learnt to have asked the candidates to explain why their admission should not be revoked.
The Board has also urged the Principal GMC to get the second copy of ‘show cause’ notices signed by the concerned candidates along with his or her complete residential address.
The action by the BOPEE follows the December 31 directions by the J&K High Court directing that the candidates who have benefited from the multi-million cash-for-paper scam in 2012 CET must be shown the door to provide space to meritorious students in professional colleges.
The BOPEE is to file action taken report next month before the High court regarding the 12 candidates whose list was forwarded to it by Crime Branch of police which is investigating the case.
As per the Crime Branch, 12 candidates were selected to undergo MBBS course “illegally and fraudulently.” Ten other candidates are also under the scanner.
The question paper scam, architected by the former BOPEE chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, came to fore last year following investigation by the Crime Branch.
Peer along with 24 other persons including the 12 candidates have been already chargesheeted by the Crime Branch.