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Principal held for demanding bribe from law student


Ahmedabad:The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested the Principal of Dharmendrasinhji College in Rajkot for allegedly accepting Rs 2,500 from a law student for granting him admission.

Along with Principal Chandrikaben Vadher(56), ACB officials also arrested college peon Arvind Jadav during a trap laid in his office today, said a statement by the ACB.

The trap was laid after a third semester LLB student of AMP Law College in Rajkot complained that Vadher, who was in-charge of the college till September 2, had been demanding Rs 4,000 through Jadav as bribe for granting him admission in third semester of LLB.

The student’s identity has been withheld by ACB.

“The student comes from a very humble family. He completed two semesters from a private college and decided to move to government-run AMP college, as the fee was cheaper there.

Vadher was in-charge of that college for three years before the charge was withdrawn on September 2,” said police inspector with Rajkot ACB HP Doshi.

“When the student applied for admission in August, Jadav told him that he would get admission only after paying Rs 4,000 to Vadher as bribe. Since the youngster did not have money at that time, he requested Vadher to first confirm his admission and promised to pay the money later,” said Doshi.

After the student got admission last month, Jadav allegedly started pressuring him to meet Vadher and pay the promised sum. Fed up by the constant harassment, the student then contacted ACB, said Doshi.

“Jadav asked the student to pay Rs 2,500 today and the remaining sum of Rs 1,500 later. We have caught Vadher and Jadav red-handed. Vadher is a class-I government officer whose salary is more than Rs 1.2 lakh,” said Doshi.

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