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Video of alleged fraud in NT: Police books youth for rumour mongering

Srinagar, May 01: Police on Tuesday lodged a case against one youth whose video claiming fraud in recently conducted Naib Tehsildar exams went viral in the last few days.
A written complaint was submitted by Chairman JKSSRB to the police about the video in circulation
“One Mudasir Ahmad Teli of Kreeri, Baramulla claimed that the question paper of Naib Tehsildar examination conducted by J&K SSRB had been leaked. Thereafter Police took the cognisance of the matter. During verification of the matter the person was called up on phone by police but his mobile was switched off. There after a police party was sent to his home and he was asked to accompany the police party to Police Station Kreeri. He was asked to submit any proof he had to substantiate his claim which he failed to do. During investigation into the matter his claim was found baseless and not based on facts. The assertion that some unknown people had approached him with question paper was found to be untrue. He confessed to have committed mistake to attract attention for publicity,” a police spokesman said.
He added that based on the preliminary investigation a case was lodged against the individual in Police Station Kreeri for rumour mongering and defamation.
Earlier, in a roughly 3-minute video uploaded on YouTube on Monday, a pheran-clad youth claiming to be a resident of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and an NT aspirant has alleged that he was offered “50 questions” in return for “Rs 3 lakh” hours before the examination held on Sunday.
The youth says that two boys, unknown to him, made the offer inside the premises of Baramulla Public School, his examination centre, while he was revising on his notebook well before the start of the examination.
“While I was revising, two boys came to me. While one of them stood in front of me, the other guy sat on my left and asked me what I was doing. I said I was revising. He asked me to close my notebook. After I closed my notebook, he said whether I would pay them if they leaked the paper to me and I said that I would for sure,” narrates the youth in the video.
The duo, as per him, told the youth that they could not “leak the whole paper”, but, “they promised some questions”.
“I asked for an assurance that the paper would be the same as they tell me. To this, they told me not to give them the money unless all the questions were the same in the examination,” he says in the video.
“They demanded Rs 3 lakh for 50 questions initially, but agreed on Rs 1 lakh finally. They even took my address from my Aadhaar card,” the youth adds.
Chairman JKSSB, Simrandeep Singh, told The Kashmir Monitor that Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla has taken cognizance of the matter.
“The investigation is on and I think we will come to know something within the next 48 hours. I have written to him (SSP Baramulla) formally also, but he had already seen the video,” Singh said.
Post the video alleging a paper scam in the JKSSB, Singh said, “There is a lot going on in the minds of the aspirants, which is not good for them and for the board.”
Singh said that they have identified the youth speaking in the video and “he has said that he can identify the two boys who came to him with the offer, but he has neither met them later nor has he given them any money”.
The youth in the video, Singh added has told the board that the duo “gave him some hand written questions.”
As for the SSP Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain Mir, the youth in the video “is faking”.
“The person has been called to Police Station, but he is telling vague and uncorroborated stories. We are asking him,” Mir added.