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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


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Apolice custody, suspended VC’s judicial custody extended till March two

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : The judicial custody of suspended Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor, A Ganapathy, lodged in the Central Jail after being arrested on bribery charges has been extended upto March two.

Ganapathy was arrested by the sleuths of Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) for demanding and accepting Rs.30 lakh from an Assistant Professor aspirant, along with Professor Dharmaraj, who brokered the deal and lodged in the jail here.

Based on the petition by DVAC, the Special Court for Prevention of Corruption Act Judge, John Mino on February 12 had handed over Ganapathy to police custody for interrogation. The police custody had ended today.

As the custody period ended, Ganapathy was produced before John Mino this evening, and the Judge further extended his judicial custody till March two.