Bharathiar University VC caught taking bribe, arrested

The VC was arrested at his resid­e­nce on the varsity campus in Va­­­­­davalli.

Published: 04th February 2018 01:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2018 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

COIMBATORE: In a move that exposed the ills plaguing the education sector, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Saturday caught Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor A Ganapathi red-handed while he was receiving a `30 lakh bribe from an Assistant Professor of Chemistry for the latter’s recr­uitment in the university.

A Ganapathi

The VC was arrested at his resid­e­nce on the varsity campus in Va­­­­­davalli. A Professor of Chemistry was also det­a­ined for abetting in the graft case.

According to officials, following a co­mplaint from Suresh, Assistant Profess­or of Chemistry in the university, over Ga­napathi’s pestering demand for `30 la­kh bribe for his posting, the DVAC laid a trap.  On Saturday morning, Suresh and N Dharmaraj, Professor of Chemistry, called at the house of Ganapathi where Su­­resh handed over `30 lakh to the VC. 

“Of the total amount ag­reed upon, `29 lakh was given through a post-dated cheque and `one lakh in chemical-laced currency notes,” officials said. Sources said that soon after receiving the money,  Ganapathi, who saw through the DVAC game, took a part of cash and rushed into the washroom, where he reportedly tore the notes and dumped them into the toilet. However, the DVAC officials and revenue staff caught hold of the V-C, preventing him from flushing out the remaining notes.


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