BOPEE scam: Anti-corruption court defers verdict by one more week

Srinagar: A trial court here on Wednesday again deferred its verdict by one more week in a case involving Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, the former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) who allegedly engineered the common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 scam.

A lawyer associated with the case said that while accused including Peer were present, the special judge anti corruption ordered the case to be listed on November 28.

Peer was arrested on 23 November 2014 by the crime branch after investigation revealed that he had sold the CET-2012 papers along with answer keys for Rs 60 lakhs.

Peer was charge-sheeted along with more than fifty other persons in the case (FIR 24/2013 Under Section 420, 120B RPC, 5(2)d r/w (5(2) PC Act) registered at Police Station Crime Branch. Among them include beneficiary students and parents besides the brokers. 

The government has insisted that Peer was sole custodian and trustee of the question papers for CET-2012. It said that he was found to have abused his official position by making sale of question papers along with answer key prior to conduct of examination and conferred undue benefit upon the beneficiaries, resulting in selection of undeserving candidates for MBBS. Many witnesses have been examined by the court.

The high court granted bail to Peer 24 May last year. The high court and the trail court had earlier rejected several bail applications by Peer given the gravity and seriousness of offence committed by him. He had also withdrawn appeal before Supreme Court against the rejection of his application by the high court.



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