RECOVERY OF ANSWER PAPERS FROM CAR AT TRC:Police seek details of students from KU authorities
Police has sought credentials of the students of Kashmir University whose answer papers were recovered from a Maruti car here.
The answer scripts, of final year and second year students of Women College MA Road were recovered from the car after holding of exams in the college.
Meanwhile, the police authorities in city east zone have written to the controller examination, Kashmir University (KU) and sought particulars of the around 108 students who appeared in their second and final year exams— whose answer scripts were recovered from "illegal" possession of accused the car during the intervening night of February 16 and 17.
The police authorities have sought whereabouts and status of around 114 answer sheets. "Furnish the particulars of officials in whose custody the answer sheets remain before and after the examination and arrange their presence in police station Kral Khud to facilitate the investigation of the instant case for the logical conclusion," reads a letter shot to KU's Controller Exams by Superintendent of Police (City East) on March 6.
Meanwhile, a senior police official said the answer scripts and the Maruti car was still under police custody, however the accused were released on bail by court after they were detained by police for questioning.
"The three accused were released on bail, but we have sought the credentials of the students whose roll numbers are mentioned on the answer scripts obtained from the Maruti Car. This is part of investigation," the police official said.
The Police officials however said the details of the students furnished by KU authorities were "vague" following which a new communiqué was sent to the varsity for explicit credentials of the students.
"In response to the previous letter, KU authorities provided candidates' names and name of their town. But Police was not convinced with this. We can't identify the students with their names and name of their town. We need explicit details for in-depth investigation and have again written to them," a police officer said.
As reported by Greater Kashmir, a bundle of answer scripts were recovered from a car by a team of JK Police near TRC under jurisdiction of police station Kralkhud. FIR number 01/2017 under section 379 of RPC was registered at the police station.
"During the questioning, the accused admitted that they were the first timers," he added.