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Teacher booked for Selling Mid Day Meal Rice in North Kashmir

In a concerning development, two individuals, including a teacher, were apprehended in Bandipora district for their alleged involvement in diverting rice meant for mid-day meals. According to an official statement, the suspects were identified as a shopkeeper from Lone Mohalla Ajas and a teacher residing in Ajas Ganai Mohalla.

The incident, reported by Srinagar-based news agency WATTAN DAILY, highlights a serious breach of trust and misuse of resources intended for school children’s nutrition. Authorities have taken swift action by registering a case (FIR number 71/2024) under section 409 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused duo.

The apprehension underscores the importance of vigilance in ensuring the effective implementation of welfare schemes, especially those aimed at improving the nutritional intake of students from vulnerable backgrounds. It also raises questions about the integrity of individuals entrusted with the responsibility of managing essential supplies for educational institutions.

This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges in ensuring accountability and transparency in the distribution of government resources, emphasizing the need for stringent monitoring mechanisms to prevent such occurrences in the future.

Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain the extent of the diversion and take appropriate action against those found guilty, sending a strong message against malpractice in public service delivery.

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