SALEM: The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption on Thursday arrested an Assistant Commissioner of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) Department attached to a sub temple of the Sugavaneshwarar temple here on the charge of accepting a bribe.

The police said that the official demanded Rs.10,000 to permit a few archakas to perform poojas in the sub temple. Based on a complaint, a trap was laid and the official arrested. — Special Correspondent

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