An engineer of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board was arrested on charges of demanding and accepting a bribe from a resident at his office in Nanganallur on Wednesday.

Senior officials at the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption said Venkat Narayanan was a resident of Raja Rajeswari Nagar, Nanganallur. He had approached the TNEB office in Nanganallur for a three-phase connection for his house.

Venkatesan, a junior engineer, had reportedly demanded Rs.3,500 for allotting the connection, in addition to the legal fee. Venkat Narayanan lodged a complaint with the DVAC and a team of officers from City (I) laid a trap and caught Venkatesan red-handed while accepting the cash at his office around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, sources said.

Held for illegal sale of liquor

Personnel of the Prohibition Enforcement Wing of Chennai Suburban Police have arrested a 55-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman on charges of selling Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) illegally.

A press release said D.Ponnurangan of Perungalathur used to sell the liquor from a bar attached to a government liquor outlet in East Tambaram, well past 10 p.m.

Police also raided the premises belonging to M.Kannika of J.N.Street in Anakaputhur and seized more than 200 bottles of IMFL meant for sale through the TASMAC outlets. She would get IMFL from government liquor stores and sell them at a premium on the premises that functioned as an illegal bar.

Kannika has been arrested. She was also arrested on several occasions in the past for selling arrack. She had been involved in the sale of arrack for 22 years.

She has more than 50 cases against her in Adambakkam, Shankar Nagar and St. Thomas Mount police stations. She was imprisoned twice under the Bootlegger Act, the release said.

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