KARACHI: The row between Sindh Anti-Corruption Department and Board of Intermediate Education Karachi deepened late on Friday night after anti-corruption officials once again reached the board office to investigate alleged result tampering, leading to a heated verbal exchange with board employees.
The anti-corruption team earlier in the day had ended its raid after reportedly arresting one employee and seizing record. Officials had claimed to have found irrefutable evidences of tampering of results.
The row escalated when the anti-corruption officials once again reached the Inter Board late this night, prompting the employees to stop working as a sign of protest.
The move was followed by an emergency press conference by Akhtar Ghouri, chairman Karachi Inter Board, who alleged the anti-corruption team of subjecting board employees to torture.
“The team snatched away examination copies and now the entire result has become suspicious,” he said.
Ghouri later approached Shahrah e Noor Jahan police station to get a case lodged against anti-corruption officials.
Anti-corruption authorities, on the other hand, remained firm on their claims of having discovered over 100 cases of result tampering with evidences. They feared that the computer records would be changed if the team was called back from the board office.
Earlier, Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar had said that the raid was conducted on the directives of CM Murad Ali Shah, following a series of complaints. The intermediate results would not be delayed, he had assured.
An anti-corruption court on Friday had ordered to send the under custody board employee, Adil Anwar, to jail on judicial remand. The court, however, had expressed displeasure over delay in presenting the accused before it.
Anwar was arrested on August 9 but produced before the court on August 11.
On Thursday, Chairman Anti-Corruption Department, Ghulam Qadir Thebo had said, “We have, so far, found 102 cases in which the results were tampered, along with evidences”.
The administration of the Inter Board had rejected the allegations as baseless.