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J-K Police Seeks Sanction To Prosecute 9 People Under UAPA, Including Hurriyat Leader

At least four people were arrested by the Counter Intelligence Kashmir in August and it also named two of their accomplices who are at present in Pakistan and its occupied Kashmir areas.

File photo of J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh. (Source: ANI Photo)

New Delhi: The Jammu & Kashmir Police asked the Home Department for granting prosecution sanction against 9 persons under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, including Hurriyat leader Mohammad Akbar Bhat. This case refers to “selling” of MBBS seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri students and using the money to support and fund terrorism, officials said on Sunday, November 7.

On August 18, four people were arrested in connection with procuring MBBS seats for students from Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan via Hurriyat and terror funding, this was announced by J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh.

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.

The CIK in August had also named two of their accomplices who are at present in Pakistan and its occupied Kashmir areas.

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 terror groups as well as secessionist groups for promoting enmity and waging war against the country.

With Inputs From PTI.

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