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 on 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 said 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 include Muhammad Yousuf Hajam, Firdous Mir and Jafar Hajam.
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