The arrest of AICTE member secretary K. Narayana Rao on charges of corruption has sent shock waves in the State. Majority college managements in the State don’t seem to have any sympathy for him given his style of functioning, but interestingly complaints against him were not lodged by them.

Academic circles say that a close relative of Prof. Rao sent a complaint to the Union Minister of State for HRD, D. Purandeswari giving explicit details of how much money he had earned using his official position.

And the root cause of the difference between them was stated to be over recommending a seat in an engineering college!

R. RAVIKANTH REDDY