Bharathiyar University VC arrested for bribery

Chennai: The Vice Chancellor of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, was arrested by the anti-corruption officials while demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 30 lakh, an official statement said.

In a statement issued here, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) said 67-year-old A. Ganapathy was caught redhanded while receiving bribe of Rs 30 lakh on Saturday.

The DVAC has also booked Dharmaraj, a Professor of Chemistry for aiding Ganapathy.

According to DVAC, Ganapathy had demanded the bribe from T.Suresh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to complete his probation in the post.

The DVAC said Ganapathy received Rs 100,000 in cash and Rs 29 lakh in post-dated cheques.

Ganapathy accepted the bribe amount at his residence in Coimbatore around 500 km from here.

Reacting to the arrest PMK founder S. Ramadoss in a tweet said the government should eradicate corruption or rename the institutions instead of naming them after honest leaders.

The corruption hit university is named after Subramania Bharathi or Bharathiyar, a great Tamil poet and freedom fighter.