Nagbani Principal held by police in a timber smuggling case


Jammu: The  Principal of Nagbani School has been arrested for illegal trafficking of timber

A case has been registered against the principal under sections 379 (theft), 420 (cheating) ,467 (forgery) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating).

“We  found this truck loaded with timber near check post and when we asked the driver certain questions about it, he could not answer. Neither he could provide us any pertinent document. We later came to know that the timber was being brought form Nagbani school”, said SHO Rajweshar Singh.

As reported in leading daily, the police immediately arrested the principal of the school Alok Betab since a permission letter which was signed by him was found in the truck.

In addition, the police has informed the DFO of Forest Department too.

The year has not been very promising for the Principal, who was twice charged with harassment by a teacher of his school. However, almost all the staff of Nagbani school backed the principal saying that the Principal is a man of great character and alleged back that the teacher who had charged the Principal with harassment was at fault.

With inputs from Amar Ujala

Image Courtesy – MHAC Nagbani

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