Araria, Feb 7 : Vigilance sleuths caught a senior government officer red handed when he was accepting bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant in Araria district today.
Sources at the vigilance department said a trap was laid on the circle officer of Palasi Virendra Kumar Singh when one Satyanarayan Yadav, a native of Baluakalia village lodged a complaint against him. Mr Singh had informed the vigilance department that the officer was demanding bribe of Rs one lakh from him for disposing off his land related case.
Sources said vigilance department arrested the circle officer when he was accepting bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant at his residence in Shivpur locality under Town police station area in the district. The nabbed officer was being brought to the state vigilance headquarters in the state capital for interrogation and his subsequent production in a vigilance court. (UNI)