Sleuths of the DVAC arrested a firka surveyor on bribe charge at Kuvagam in Ariyalur district on Saturday.
Firka surveyor Manimozhi was produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate/Special Judge, Ariyalur, and remanded in judicial custody and lodged in the Central Prison here.
A DVAC press release said Vijayalakshmi got seven and half cent land at Ilaiyur West village in Udayarpalayam taluk in Ariyalur district from her grandfather and got it registered in Jayamkondam sub registry in 2011.
Following this, she applied for sub division of the property and name transfer in patta in the Udayarpalayam taluk office. The petition was forwarded to firka surveyor Manimozhi at Kuvagam to carry out the sub division and send a report. Vijayalakshmi’s husband R. Karunanithi, a driver in TNSTC , met the firka surveyor who demanded Rs.2,500 as bribe to carry out the sub division and to send the report thereon. Karunanithi reported the matter to the DVAC Tiruchi unit on Friday. A trap was laid at Kuvagam and the DVAC sleuths caught Manimozhi red-handed .