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HC hearing on Cong MLA’s petition for CBI inquiry into UKSSSC scam complete

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By Our Staff Reporter

Nainital, 12 Oct: Hearing by the Uttarakhand High Court on the petition of Congress MLA Bhuwan Kapri for a CBI inquiry into the UKSSSC paper leak case was completed today. The case is being heard by the single judge bench of Senior Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra. The Court completed its hearing in the case but has not yet given any judgement.

Petitioner Bhuvan Kapri’s advocate Amit Kapri informed the media after the hearing that his client has accused the government of trying to save the real culprits in the UKSSSC examination paper leak case. He claimed that it was pointed out before the Court that two FIRs had been registered in Manglaur and Pauri in 2020 in a similar case related to copying, but no action was taken against them either. Bhuwan Kapri had demanded the CBI investigate the matter in the assembly before the registration of the case, but the government had chosen to order an STF investigation. Opposing the petition of Kapri, the Government counsel had informed the Court that, so far, 41 people have been arrested. Apart from this, chargesheets have also been filed against 28 to 30 people. There is no reason to doubt the sincerity and fairness of the SIT investigation into the case and hence this petition needed to be dismissed.

It may be recalled that Congress MLA Bhuwan Kapri had filed a petition in the Nainital High Court, in which he had claimed that the STF was not investigating the irregularities in the UKSSSC exam properly. The arrests made so far had been restricted to insignificant persons and the pawns not the masterminds. No important person had been arrested, so far, he had contended. He had further contended that many “big” persons from Uttarakhand and UP were involved in the case but the government is trying to save them. Therefore, the investigation of this case should be handed over to the CBI.