In yet another scam, one acting principal of a college in Assam’s Barpeta district has been arrested on Sunday in connection to student scholarship scam.
According to sources, the acting principal has been identified as Sirajul Haque who was employed at Janapriya College in Baniapara in the district.
He was arrested from college itself in connection a scam related to Ishan Uday Scholarship.
Last month, five persons, including College principal were arrested in connection the scholarship scam in the district.
The principal was identified as Manik Ali of Barpeta Bongaigaon College.
Along with Ali, junior assistant of the college Abul Bashar and junior assistants of other colleges in Baniyarapara- Sajidul Islam, Khabiruddin and Salim Malik were also arrested.
It may be mentioned that a scam took place in few colleges in the districts in which crores of rupees were embezzled in the name of Ishan Uday Scholarship.
Ishan Uday Scholarship is a scheme where the union government grants the scholarship to meritorious students from minority communities.