Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: A Tahsildar and two other officials attached to the Land Acquisition Office were arrested by a team of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Thursday while they reportedly obtained a bribe of Rs. 6,000 from an advocate.

The team led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, DVAC, R. Ambikapathy, acted on a complaint preferred by the advocate

Arjunan, a resident of Shenbaga Street near Bikshandarkoil, who was said to have been asked by the Land Survey Inspector Sirajuddin to pay the bribe for providing a copy of the document pertaining to compensation paid by the National Highways Authority of India for acquiring his 105 sq metres of land for four-laning the Tiruchi-Chennai National Highway.

Unsatisfied with the compensation of Rs. 5.43 lakh, Mr. Arjunan had sought the document for making a higher appeal.

Sources said the Tahsildar Muthulakshmi had directed Mr. Arjunan to hand over the bribe amount to the Field Officer Arul Raj.

The DVAC team caught him red-handed while obtaining the money.

The trio were produced in the court and sent for judicial remand.

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