HC declines CBK proposal to close probe into CET ‘09, ‘11

HC declines CBK proposal to close probe into CET ‘09, ‘11

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has declined a suggestion by Crime Branch of police to close its investigation into the Common Entrance Test of 2009 and 2011 and directed it to file fresh report along with that of CET-2010.
The direction by a Division Bench of Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice Hasnain Massodi followed perusal of the status report by the CBK.
Regarding probe about CET 2009, 2010 and 2011, the CBK said that a total number of 896 candidates have been selected in four medical colleges.
“Based on call details provided by Airtel, a few links were found for CET 2010. However, majority of numbers is yet to be received from the cellular companies. The awaited call details could have could have helped the taking the probe further and identify the suspected beneficiaries,” the CBK said.
The available information, it said, is insufficient to establish role of beneficiary candidates.
“Efforts are on to collect other evidence which could help in culminating the probe. As regards, CET 2009 and 2011, no evidence came to fore which could suggest any wrong doing in 2009 and 2011. Accordingly the probe 2009 and 2011 is being closed,” the CBK said
“We are unable to appreciate how investigation in respect of admission made with respect to 2011 could be closed when the evidence is readily available in respect to admission made in year 2010,” the bench said.
To this, Advocate General stated that some more time shall be given to collect evidence in respect of CET 2009, 2010 and 2011.
“Fresh report accordingly shall be submitted,” the court said, and directed all cellular companies like BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel and others to cooperate by furnishing information required by the investigating officer.

 

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