Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018

Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai: The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said.

The corruption hit university is named after Subramania Bharathi or Bharathiyar

In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday.

The DVAC has also booked Dharmaraj, a Professor of Chemistry for aiding Ganapathy.

According to DVAC, Ganapathy had demanded the bribe from T Suresh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to complete his probation in the post.

The DVAC said Ganapathy received Rs 100,000 in cash and Rs 29 lakh in post-dated cheques.

Ganapathy accepted the bribe amount at his residence in Coimbatore around 500 km from here.

Reacting to the arrest PMK founder S Ramadoss in a tweet said the government should eradicate corruption or rename the institutions instead of naming them after honest leaders.

The corruption hit university is named after Subramania Bharathi or Bharathiyar, a great Tamil poet and freedom fighter.

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