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Kashmir legislator seeks FIR against Congress minister

india Updated: Feb 02, 2012 20:26 IST
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Kashmir legislator Abdul Rasheed on Thursday sought an FIR against the state education minister Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed in the exam cheating case.

He also claimed that he is being threatened after he started a campaign against corrupt ministers in the state.

"Local media has reported that the education minister has threatened to reveal names of others involved in cheating cases. If it's true then the minister knows many things and should be arrested," Rasheed said at a press conference in Srinagar.

The MLA, who represents Langate constituency in north Kashmir, questioned New Delhi's role and warned against patronising corruption in the state.

"When Reddys, Rajas etc are being detained why now corruption ministers of Jammu and Kashmir. Why would people here have faith in elections if corrupt ministers are patronised," said Rasheed.

Asking opposition Peoples Democratic Party and CPI (M) to come up with a stand on the Congress minister's involvement in misusing official position to pass his son in Class 10 exams in 2009, "The PDP seems to be interested in criticising Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah and none other than these two politicians," he said.

Rasheed said he is being threatened.

"I am being told that I will be dealt with. But such threats will not break my conviction," said Rasheed.