A Village Administrative Officer and a village assistant who were caught by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) were handed down six months' Rigorous Imprisonment on Monday.

According to a case registered by sleuths of Vellore DVAC in 2003, Subburayan, a farmer belonging to Chennasamuthiram village in Tiruvannamalai district, approached his village administrative officer K.Palani to measure his land.

Mr. Palani allegedly demanded bribe for discharging his duty.

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