Headmaster accused in rice scam arrested in Sumbal

Sumbal: 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 news agency KNT that the headmaster who was evading arrest has been arrested. “A case stands already registered and 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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