Srinagar, Aug 18: Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday has raided ‘Carrer Consultancy’ in Karanagar for duping students and grabbing their money for aspiring to pursue professional courses from institutions abroad or outside Jammu and Kashmir, official say.
Officials said a team of CIK department headed by a DySp along with concerned police station raided the consultancy in Karanagar area of central Kashmiri’s Srinagar district on Tuesday.
A police official told news agency KDC that acting on a complaint the police raided Carrer Consultancy in Karanagar, owned by Iqbal Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Nabi Wani a resident Gond Arjon of Budgam district. He said that relevant records were seized for the purpose of the investigation.
The officers investigating the case have learned that the proprietor of ‘Carrer consultancy’ has duped many students and illegally grabbed a huge chunk of money from students. Investigation of the case is in progress, he added.
Numerous consultancies offer admissions to students in an entire gamut of professional institutions outside the state and even abroad against hefty fees, but there are no government regulations for the business. Over the last few years Kashmir has witnessed a boom in Carrier consultancies that most often set up offices in hotel rooms and lure students of Kashmir valley for admissions in different colleges and universities outside.
President of coaching centers association Kashmir G N War told news agency KDC that all but 1000 thousand students move outside valley or state to pursue different courses in other states.
“We have informed the administration a number of times to set up a regulatory authority to monitor the functioning of consultancies but the government didn’t take any initiative in this regard till now, a proprietor of Srinagar based consultancy told news agency KDC.