Crime Branch books fake private consultancy in Kashmir

Crime Branch books fake private consultancy in Kashmir

Consultancy would forge documents of students to get admission in MBBS, BDS under SAARC Quota

Srinagar, Jan 01 : In a swift action by the Crime Branch Kashmir, an FIR was lodged against a fake private consultancy and its agents for preparing fake marks certificates to get admissions for Kashmiri students for MBBS and BDS under SAARC quota.

According to official documents available with the wire service— Crime Branch registered a case against a private consultancy—Bridging Minds on the basis of a written complaint from the parents of aspiring students for MBBS in different Medical Colleges of Bangladesh along with selection list of candidates selected for MBBS/BDS in different colleges of Bangladesh under SAARC quota fake marks cards.

“Some private consulting agencies operating in and outside Kashmir have been manipulating fake and forged documents in respect of their candidates against huge monetary thereby seizing the chances of meritorious students,” the official documents read. The case has been registered under section 40, 468, 471, 120-B IPC and 13 (I) IPC Act. The FIR number of the case if 01/2020 CB.

The documents further state that during the course of inquiry, the matter was taken up with the Embassy of Bangladesh through Ministry of External Affairs GoI, who had invited applications for admissions. “Sixty nine forms along with marks cards were procured by the Ministry of External Affairs GoI from Government of Bangladesh and forwarded to Crime Branch Kashmir for verification,” the documents reveal.

“During verification, it surfaced that five candidates had been selected on the basis of fake and forged marks cards and three candidates have actually passed 10+2 through JK BOSE but they however, have submitted fake marks cards issued by the Higher Secondary Education Delhi Board with higher percentage of marks.”

The documents further state that it also surfaced that a private consultancy under the name of Bridging Minds owned by Shabir Ahmed Qureshi resident of Qamarbad, Qamarwari, Srinagar  and Sageer Ahmed Khan, a resident of Nepal in league with each other have manipulated forged documents/certificates and managed to get countersigned the same by an official at the Ministry of External Affairs GoI on the authentication of South, West Shahdara, Kalkagi, Delhi thereby depriving  the meritorious students.

An official in the Crime Branch told that further investigation into the case was on at fast-track basis. (KNO)

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