Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

RU professor held for taking bribe from researcher

- HT Correspond­ent htraj@hindustant­imes.com

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested an assistant professor of the University of Rajasthan for taking bribe from his research scholar in lieu of releasing the latter’s fellowship money.

The accused, Dr Mahipal Yadav, worked with Sanskrit department of the university.

A peon of the department, Hari Mohan, who used to liaise between the professor and students was also arrested, said the bureau officials. According to the bureau officials, a research scholar had complained to the bureau that Dr Yadav had taken ₹10,000 from him and was demanding ₹40,000 more to release his fellowship money.

On the basis of his complaint, the bureau officials laid a trap. On Wednesday, when the student paid ₹40,000 to Dr Yadav at his house, the sleuths raided the place. The professor bolted the door from inside and threw the money into a gutter. The money was later recovered and the professor was arrested, they added.

The university registrar, Devendra Kumar Sharma, said that action will be taken against the professor once the ACB submits report against him.

Taking note of negligence of duty, the health department has taken action against erring auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) in Barmer district. The health department took action after a report ‘9 health centres remained closed, no child immunised on Polio Day’ was published in Hindustan Times on Wednesday.

Health minister Kali Charan Saraf said eight ANMs have been put on awaiting posting orders (APO).

“The health department will issue directions to district collectors and chief medical and health officers (CMHOs) to conduct surprise inspection­s of health facilities and inform the department about the erring staff, so that action can be taken and the system can be set right. This will ensure that people get quality health services even at their villages,” he said.

Naveen Jain, mission director National Health Mission, said, eight ANMs have been asked to report to the Jaipur office and have been put on APO. “We will issue chargeshee­ts against all and such negligence in duty will

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