Govt official arrested for accepting bribe in Jammu

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Jammu, Mar 27 (PTI) A power distribution corporation official was arrested on Saturday after she was caught allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 here, an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) spokesperson said.

Junior Engineer (Electrical) of Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited Sushma Parihar, posted at the Nai Basti Fish Market, had demanded the bribe for a new electrical connection, he said.

A case under relevant sections of the law was registered, and a trap team was constituted which arrested Parihar along with the bribe money, the spokesperson said.

Searches were conducted at the house of the accused and further investigation is going on, he added. PTI TAS IJT