Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: A woman Revenue Inspector was arrested by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC), Tiruchi unit on bribe charge at Musiri on Thursday.

L. Rajeswari (50), the Revenue Inspector of Thumbalam, was later produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court here and remanded to judicial custody.

Police sources said Rajeswari demanded Rs. 250 as bribe from Ilayaraja, a diploma holder of Soorampatti in Musiri taluk, to send her recommendatory report to the Tahsildar that was required by Ilayaraja to obtain his birth certificate.

The sources said, his birth was not registered in the village records and he needed a birth certificate for the passport. Ilayaraja filed a petition in the Judicial Magistrate Court at Musiri in August last year and the court issued notice to the Tahsildar, Musiri, calling for his objections, if any.

The Tahsildar in turn called for a report from the Revenue Inspector Thumbalam.

The sources said Rajeswari not only withheld the Village Administrative Officer’s report but also delayed her recommendatory report since February. Consequently, Ilayaraja met Rajeswari at her residence in Musiri on Wednesday with a request to expedite the report.

Rajeswari allegedly demanded Rs. 250 as bribe from him and he lodged a complaint with the DVAC unit. A case was registered and the Revenue Inspector was caught red handed by the DVAC team, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police R. Ambikapathy. She was later lodged in the Central Prison here.