Srinagar: Only four out of twelve candidates, identified by the Crime Branch to have resorted to fraudulent means to secure admission in Government Medical College here, have responded to the ‘show cause’ notices by Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), and that too without appending their signatures.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that after examining evidence based on which Crime Branch indicted the students, BOPEE sent a communication to Principal GMC on January 10 for serving notices to the beneficiary students. The students were asked to reply within seven days.
In the notice, the beneficiaries had to reply as to why action, which may include revocation of their selection and admission for MBBS, may not be taken against them.
However, there was no response to the notices from the students, the sources said.
Subsequently, a fresh communication was addressed to the Principal GMC on January 27 by the board, requesting him to intimate as to whether the notices have been served upon the concerned students.
On January 28, the sources said, BOPEE received a communication from the Registrar Academic (GMC), revealing that reply to the ‘show cause’ notices have been received from four students—Yasir Yusuf Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Naveed Ahmad Bhat and Sadam Farooq.
However, on scrutiny of the replies, it was found that none of them bore the signatures of the students. Sources said the replies were also filed on behalf of students by their parents except in case of one Sadam Farooq whose father is behind bars.
The BOPEE has also received an application from mother of one of the candidates—Ahmad Faraz—informing that her son was under custody, and sought time to file the reply to the ‘show cause’ notice. In response to the request, BOPEE has addressed a communication on January 28, providing another opportunity to Faraz for filing the reply within seven days.
Now, the BOPEE was proposing to issue fresh notices to the students on their home addresses to complete the process before taking final call on the fate of the students, the sources added.