The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested the secretary of Okkal panchayat on charges of accepting bribe from a plastic company for renewal of licence.
The father of the company's owner complained to the VACB that Sharafudeen, had threatened to cancel the licence of the company and close it down unless he was paid money. After discussions, the amount was fixed at Rs. 50,000.
After getting the complaint, the VACB team sent the complainant with marked currency notes to the house of the accused. On becoming suspicious about the notes, the accused threw them out, but the VACB arrested him in the presence of two gazetted officers as witnesses.
He was presented before the special judge on Tuesday.
Keywords: Social evil