Tamil Nadu

Arrested on graft charge

Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Tuesday arrested an assistant at the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) office for allegedly taking bribe from a petitioner seeking a ‘No Objection Certificate’ for registering a sale deed.

According to sources in the agency, Parthasarathy (39) of Maraimalainagar, working as assistant general manager in a private firm, had purchased a land belonging to the CMDA in 1999. Though he built a house after obtaining a bank loan, he did not register the sale deed.

When Parthasarathy approached the assistant, S. Rajendran (50) at the CMDA office, the latter demanded Rs.10,000 as bribe to issue an NOC, which was required to register the sale deed at the Sub-Registrar’s office. When the petitioner expressed his inability to pay, Rajendran insisted on paying Rs.5,000 without which, he said, the document would not be issued.

The victim lodged a complaint with the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Vigilance and Anti-Corruption), N. Rajendran, who laid a trap and apprehended the accused soon after he took the bribe money from Parthasarathy. The accused was produced in a city court and remanded to judicial custody, the sources said.

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