Screws tightened in Pakistan MBBS seat sale, nine including Kashmir resident Hurriyat leader will be prosecuted


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: Vimal sharma
Updated Mon, Nov 8, 2021 12:22 PM IST

Summary

J&K police request permission from the Department of the Interior for the trial. The head of the Salvation Front and the South Kashmir lawyer are also involved in this case. The money received from the sale of seats for medical courses and other professional courses was used to promote terrorism.

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The severity is mounting against Hurriyat leaders and other influencers involved in the sale of MBBS seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri students. The Jammu and Kashmir police have requested the approval of the Department of the Interior to prosecute nine people, including the leader of Hurriyat and head of the Salvation Front, Mohammad Akbar Bhat, aka Zafar Bhat, a lawyer from South Kashmir. The money received from the sale of seats was being used to promote terrorism.

The case was registered by CIK in July of last year.
Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), the CID wing of the police, had registered the case in July last year on the basis of information received from reliable sources. There were complaints that some Hurriyat leaders and unscrupulous individuals in collusion with some educational counseling centers are selling seats for MBBS and other professional courses in Pakistan. After registering the case, the investigating agency arrested four people in August. Among them was Zafar Bhat. He said the names of two people sitting in Pakistan and POJK during questioning.

Much evidence gathered in the investigation, so far the whole thing came to light.
According to officials, the investigation also revealed various pieces of evidence that the money raised in the name of the admission was given to some terrorist groups and separatist groups to wage war against the country. Some witnesses indicated in the investigation that several families approached the Hurriyat leaders to join the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI’s program to provide free MBBS and engineering seats to the families of the murdered terrorists and encouraged terrorism. However, many of these families were disappointed because the economic aspect was given more importance than the objectives of the program.

Depending on the height of the separatists, concessions were also available.
Officials said the cost of the seats used to be between 10 and 12 thousand rupees. In some cases, concessions were made for the intervention of separatist leaders. This concession was also available according to the stature of the separatist leaders. After Zafar Bhat’s arrest, the investigation revealed that MBBS and other vocational seats were also awarded to students whose nearby terrorists were killed. There were also cases where the quota allocated to individual Hurriyat leaders was sold to parents who wanted their children to obtain MBBS and other professional degrees in one form or another.

Two people from across the border ran the network at the behest of ISI
Between 2014-18, more than 80 cases were studied in which students or their parents were questioned. About a dozen locals were searched in the Valley. Authorities said Altaf Ahmed Bhat, Zafar Bhat’s brother, and Manzoor Ahmad Shah, brother of another arrested person, were coordinating and facilitating entry from across the border.

They both went to Pakistan in the early 1990s for weapons training and settled there. He played an important role at the behest of ISI in facilitating matters related to admission to this category to the Hurriyat people. This was part of a nefarious conspiracy to invest money to promote terrorism and other terrorism-related activities.

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The severity is mounting against Hurriyat leaders and other influencers involved in the sale of MBBS seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri students. The Jammu and Kashmir police have requested the approval of the Department of the Interior to prosecute nine people, including the leader of Hurriyat and head of the Salvation Front, Mohammad Akbar Bhat, aka Zafar Bhat, a lawyer from South Kashmir. The money received from the sale of seats was being used to promote terrorism.

The case was registered by CIK in July of last year.

Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), the CID wing of the police, had registered the case in July last year on the basis of information received from reliable sources. There were complaints that some Hurriyat leaders and unscrupulous individuals in collusion with some educational counseling centers are selling seats for MBBS and other professional courses in Pakistan. After registering the case, the investigating agency arrested four people in August. Among them was Zafar Bhat. He said the names of two people sitting in Pakistan and POJK during questioning.

Much evidence gathered in the investigation, so far the whole thing came to light.

According to officials, the investigation also revealed various pieces of evidence that the money raised in the name of the admission was given to some terrorist groups and separatist groups to wage war against the country. Some witnesses indicated in the investigation that several families approached the Hurriyat leaders to join the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI’s program to provide free MBBS and engineering seats to the families of the murdered terrorists and encouraged terrorism. However, many of these families were disappointed because the economic aspect was given more importance than the objectives of the program.

Depending on the height of the separatists, concessions were also available.

Officials said the cost of the seats used to be between 10 and 12 thousand rupees. In some cases, concessions were made for the intervention of separatist leaders. This concession was also available according to the stature of the separatist leaders. After Zafar Bhat’s arrest, the investigation revealed that MBBS and other vocational seats were also awarded to students whose nearby terrorists were killed. There were also cases where the quota allocated to individual Hurriyat leaders was sold to parents who wanted their children to obtain MBBS and other professional degrees in one form or another.

Two people from across the border ran the network at the behest of ISI

Between 2014-18, more than 80 cases were studied in which students or their parents were questioned. About a dozen locals were searched in the Valley. Authorities said Altaf Ahmed Bhat, Zafar Bhat’s brother, and Manzoor Ahmad Shah, brother of another arrested person, were coordinating and facilitating entry from across the border.

They both went to Pakistan in the early 1990s for weapons training and settled there. He played an important role at the behest of ISI in facilitating matters related to admission to this category to the Hurriyat people. This was part of a nefarious conspiracy to invest money to promote terrorism and other terrorism-related activities.


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