Thiruvananthapuram: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Saturday arrested Circle Inspector (CI), Vellarada, Pradeep Kumar on the charge of demanding bribe for facilitating the smuggling of illegally mined sand.
The VACB "trapped" Pradeep Kumar on the basis of a complaint filed by Satyadas, a building construction work contractor. Satyadas told VACB, Dy.SP, K. Sreekumaran Nair that the CI had demanded Rs.1,000 for smuggling a load of illegally mined sand through his area of jurisdiction.
The VACB handed over Rs.1000 in "marked currency notes" to the complainant.
The same notes were recovered from the CI’s possession when the VACB raided his office in the evening.
Pradeep Kumar will be produced before the Vigilance Court on Sunday.