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)