The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested an Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a man.
The accused was identified as Punumalli Bapuji, Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central), Vijayawada.
A senior CBI official said that a case was registered on a complaint against the accused that he was demanding a bribe of Rs 30,000 from the complainant for granting a labour licence to his firm.
Later, the alleged bribe was reduced to Rs. 25,000. After lodging the case, a CBI team laid a trap to nab him.
“He was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the residential and office premises of the accused, which has led to the recovery of incriminating documents,” said a CBI official.
The accused was produced before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam.