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Headmaster arrested and sent to jail

Silchar, Dec 10: Samsul Haque Mazumder (55), headmaster of 948 Dubakhata
Lower PrimarySchool in the Lakhipur sub-division of Cachar, was arrested by
police last night from his Hatiharresidence on the alleged ground of
misappropriation of fund.
According to information received from the sub-divisional headquarters of
Lakhipur,Samsul Haque was entrusted with the responsibility of construction
of the school building of Singerband Harijanpara Lower Primary School. A
fund of Rs 2.75 lakh was allocated for the building under Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan.
It was brought to the notice of the block elementary education officer of
the area, Gopinath Sinha, that the building in question was not constructed
and that the entire fund was shown as utilized. On the basis of a public
complaint, the BEEO madean on the spot visit and after proper inquiry, he
found no existence of any new building attached to Singerband Harijanpara
Lower Primary School. It was also discovered by him on investigation that
the fund of Rs 2.75 lakh earmarked for the building was withdrawn and was
lying with the Pailapool branch of the Assam Gramin Vikash Bank.
The investigation by BEEOfound prima facie evidence of misappropriation of
development fund of a school. A FIR was lodged against the headmaster,
Samsul Haque, at Lakhipur police station onSunday vide case no 288/12.
Second police officer, Islam Uddin, arrested the headmaster from his
residence. Today,he was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate here.
He was sent to jail. (SentinelAssam)