Ex-exam board chief's property attached in J&K

Ex-exam board chief's property attached in J&K

He sold CET 2012 question papers to students: CBI

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 60 lakh of Mushtaq Peer, the tainted former Director of Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE). 

Reports said ED’s Joint Director investigating case number ECIR/01/SRZO/2013 against Peer and others attached assets of the former BOPEE Director. 

The property that has been attached by the ED includes a plot of five marlas with shed at lane number 11 at Sidra Jammu, flat number 4, upper ground floor building number 125 block A at Freedom Fighter Enclave, Neb Sarai near gate number 2 at New Delhi and flat number 2/2A at Custodian General flat situated at Wazarat Road Jammu. 

Though, the value of attached property, ED officials said, is estimated at Rs 60 lakh but sources said that the market value of the said property would be much more. Besides, attaching immovable property of the tainted official, the ED has also seized his bank accounts and cash up to the tune of Rs 10 lakh in different banks.

Sources said the property was attached under section five of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) while ED reserves the right to arrest the Peer under section 4 pf the PMLA for further questioning after he gets released from the Central Jail, Srinagar. 

Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir Police had started investigations in Common Entrance Test (CET) paper leak scam last year after it received a written complaint in 2012 alleging that the Peer had sold question papers of CET -2012 to students through brokers.

The CB has presented challan against 25 accused in the scam, including Peer, 12 students and their parents, besides approver Farooq Ahmad Itoo and broker Sajad Ahmad, who was the key accused in the case.