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Sanction sought to prosecute Hurriyat leader for ‘selling MBBS seats’ in Pakistan

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has moved the home department for granting sanction for prosecution against nine people, including a leader of a Hurriyat constituent and an advocate from south Kashmir, in a case related to “selling” of MBBS seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri students and using the money to support and fund terrorism, Press Trust of India has reported.

According to the report, the case was registered by the Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), a branch of the police’s CID, in July last year after receiving information through reliable sources that several unscrupulous persons, including some Hurriyat leaders, were hand in glove with some educational consultancies and were “selling” Pakistan-based MBBS seats and seats in other professional courses in many colleges and universities.

At least four people were arrested by the CIK in August and it also named two of their accomplices who are “at present in Pakistan and its administered Kashmir areas”.

The CIK, after a thorough investigation, moved the Jammu and Kashmir home department and sought sanction for prosecution against the nine people under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), mandated according to the act.

According to the officials, more evidence has surfaced during the probe in which it was also found that the money gathered from admissions had been passed on to some militant groups as well as secessionist groups for promoting enmity and waging war against the country.

 

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