Srinagar. The Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided a number of places together with the houses of Hurriyat Chief Qazi Yasir and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman Zaffar Bhat in a case associated to the allocation of MBBS seats in Pakistan. Sources informed Zee News that the Central Investigation Agency together with native police raided the house of Mohammad Akbar Bhat aka Zaffar Bhat, who’s the chairman of the J&Ok Salvation Movement, within the space as we speak morning. from Bagh-e-Mehtab in Srinagar and is at the moment in jail. . They mentioned one other group from the Central Investigation Agency additionally raided the home of Hurriyat Chief Qazi Yasir within the Qazi Mohalla space of Anantnag as we speak morning.
“A team is also raiding the home of a certain Syed Khalid Geelani in Baghat district of Srinagar,” the sources mentioned and added that the raids in these locations had been carried out to collect extra particulars concerning the rip-off from the MBBS seats.
Officials mentioned raids had been underway within the allocation of MBBS seats and different skilled admissions of J&Ok residents in numerous faculties in Pakistan.
The FIR towards the accused was registered on July 27, 2020, for allegedly collaborating with sure training consultants in arranging the admission of J&Ok residents into MBBS and different vocational programs in varied faculties and universities in Pakistan.
The investigative companies found throughout the investigation that an enormous amount of cash had been acquired from the dad and mom of the scholars in lieu of those admissions and that the cash earned was allegedly used to help terrorism at J&Ok.
On August 18, 2021, J&Ok Police’s Counterintelligence Kashmir (CIK) wing arrested six folks together with separatist chief Zafar Akbar Bhat and a girl from Baramulla, North Kashmir in a case filed in July final yr in reference to the alleged Pakistan sale racketeering. -based MBBS seats and different skilled programs by Hurriyat leaders and utilizing a few of the cash generated for activism.
Police later mentioned greater than 80 instances involving the seats within the educational years between 2014 and 2018 had been investigated wherein college students or their dad and mom had been examined. In addition, searches of a dozen premises within the valley had been undertaken to seek for proof of the gathering of cash and its subsequent use.
“Analysis of digital information and paper receipts in addition to financial institution transaction information revealed that a good portion of the cash collected was reserved for private use. Evidence was additionally recorded to point out that the cash had been positioned in varied methods in channels that help packages and tasks associated to terrorism and separatism.
Police additionally mentioned the survey discovered that on common the price of a seat was between 10 and 12 lakhs. “In some cases, the price was lowered on the recommendation of these executives.”
“Based on the obtainable proof, a conservative estimate indicated that the cash concerned may very well be round Rs. 4 crores every year, based mostly on the truth that the allocation of seats to be distributed by these particular person leaders was about 40 seats for MBBS program yearly.