Crescent Kashmir

Rice Scam: Police Arrest Headmaster Evading Arrest From Last Month

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SRINAGAR:  A Government School Headmaster, one of the accused in a rice scandal who was evading arrest has been arrested by police in Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Pertinently, 61 bags of rice meant for mid-day meals at Middle School Sumbal were recovered from a Tata-Mobile vehicle by Sumbal police in the premises of Middle School. The rice meant for mid-day meals “was transferred from school illegally and the attempt was thwarted by police”.

Police had arrested three accused while the school headmaster was evading arrest since then.

A police official told that the headmaster who was evading arrest has been arrested. “A case stands already registered and the investigation is underway,” he said.

Besides the Headmaster Syed Sajad, a resident of Inderkoot Sumbal the other three accused who had been arrested with regard to his scandal are Muhammad Yousuf Hajam, Firdous Mir and Jafar Hajam. (KNT)

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