Madurai

Sub-Inspector of Survey Dept. held on graft charge

A Sub-Inspector with Department of Survey, S. Balamurugan (44), was reportedly caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹5,000 for name transfer of patta, here on Wednesday.

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption sleuths, led by Inspector A. Ambrose Jayaraja, laid a trap and arrested Balamurugan at Palanganatham.

DVAC sources said S.A. Sugumar of Palanganatham had bought a house in June 2020 and had applied for name transfer of patta.

When he approached the Sub-Inspector of Survey, he demanded the bribe for surveying the land as part of the process of name transfer.

Based on the complaint filed by Mr. Sugumar, the sleuths laid a trap and arrested Balamurugan when he accepted the money on Santhanam Road in Palanganatham.

He would be sent to judicial custody, sources added.


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