Coimbatore

Kangeyam Tahsildar held on graft charges

Sleuths from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Thursday arrested Kangeyam Tahsildar B. Sivakami on charges of accepting a bribe of ₹60,000 at the Kangeyam Taluk office in Tiruppur district.

A statement from the DVAC said that she allegedly demanded a bribe of ₹1.5 lakh from a resident, who applied for a solvency certificate for a value of ₹75 lakh to start a new business. She later reduced her demand to ₹60,000 and the complainant approached the DVAC, following which they laid a trap on Thursday afternoon. The sleuths caught Sivakami red-handed while accepting the bribe, according to the statement, following which she was booked under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and was arrested.


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