EARLY TIMES REPORT
SRINAGAR, Feb 18: To get selected for MBBS Course under South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) quota, at least fifteen candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir have submitted fake and forged marks certificates and have mislead the Bangladeshi Government authorities.
Documents available with Early Times reveal that 15 candidates belonging to erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State have submitted fake and forged documents and mislead the authorities to get selected.
In some cases, the candidates have increased their marks of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects fraudulently while as others have submitted fake 10th and 12th Class marks certificates issued by Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and UP boards.
During the process of selecting medical students from Jammu and Kashmir for MBBS Course under SAARC quota, the authorities have dropped meritorious students and selected those candidates who have submitted fake documents.
Crime Branch of J&K Police has registered an FIR No. 01/2020 PS CBK U/S 161 CrPC dated 17-01-2010 after aggrieved students filled a written complaint.
“We are investigating the case and yes it is true that candidates have submitted foraged and fake documents,” an officer at Crime Branch Kashmir told Early Times.
He claimed that Crime Branch Kashmir has also conveyed to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India.
“We expect that Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India will take up the issue with the Bangladeshi Government and meritoriou
students get selected,” he said.
Bangladeshi Government fails to act
Peerzada Aanif Manzoor, an aggrieved student, who approached Crime Branch Kashmir, says that he and other meritorious students didn’t get justice despite the alarmed the authorities.
“Crime Branch has registered an FIR after they found our claims true. They have identified the candidates who have submitted fake and forged documents but ironically justice isn’t being delivered,” he said.
Aanif Manzoor says that the Government of India must take up the issue with Bangladeshi Government and get the previously published list of selected candidates cancelled. “Bangladeshi Government should republish the list and drop those candidates who have submitted fake documents,” he said while seeking the intervention of LG Murmu and Chief Secretary of UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Reliable sources told Early Times that a group of agents active in Srinagar in nexus with the Bangladeshi Government authorities indulge in forgery to accommodate those students recommended by politicians.
“Those agents have opened consultancies and are depriving meritorious students from their rights by indulging in forgery to earn huge money,” they alleged.
“Either the students have been selected on recommendations of India and Kashmiri politicians or have paid money to officers involved in selection process,” he said, adding on numerous occasions students have made representations before the Bangladeshi government and appealed them to adhere with merit.
Minister Press, Bangladesh High Commission wasn’t available for a comment.