CET-2010: HC asks Crime Branch to complete probe by Mar 19

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has asked Crime Branch of Police to complete its investigation into the conduct of CET-2010 by March 19 even as it directed cellular companies to render all assistance to the investigators to enable the completion of the probe.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of the court headed by Justice Hasnain Massodi also directed Crime Branch to produce case diaries about the investigations regarding the conduct of the Common Entrance Test (CET) in 2009 and 2011 respectively on next date of hearing.
“The Cellular Companies identified in (August 22, 2014) order shall make information whatever required available to the Investigating Officer enabling him to complete investigation by or before the next date of hearing,” the division bench also comprising Justice Bansi Lal Bhat said and directed the Crime Branch to file the status report by or before March 19.
The direction followed perusal of the status report filed by the crime branch, stating that the investigation as regards CET-2010 remains to be completed as Cellular Companies have not extended cooperation despite the directions by the court.
At the same time, the Crime Branch said that nothing incriminating was found regarding the selection made in CET 2009 and 2011 respectively.
However, Amicus Curie, senior advocate B A Bashir pointed out that he may not be in a position to take a stand vis-à-vis the closure of investigation pertaining to 2009 and 2011 unless and until he was given access to case diaries and other connected record.
“Let case diaries and other record of CET 2009 and 2011 be made available on the next date of hearing so that conclusions arrived at by the investigating Officer are examined at the anvil of record,” the bench directed the investigating officer.
Meanwhile, the Crime Branch also reiterated that it has completed its investigation into CET-2012 and has filed charge sheets against all accused including the alleged architecture of the multi-million scam, the former chairman of Board of professional Entrance Examination Mushtaq Ahmad Peer.
On August 2, the Crime Branch had filed the last supplementary charge sheet against eight accused before ant-corruption court here. In all sixty persons have been charge sheeted in CET-2012 cash-for-paper paper.
Among them include 29 students, 24 parents and 6 brokers and the main accused Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, who was arrested in November 2013.