Vigilance Investigation Bureau sleuths Thursday caught a drug inspector and a peon attached to him red-handed while allegedly accepting ₹60,000 as bribe in Darbhanga district.
Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Gopal Paswan, laid a trap and caught one Awadhesh Kumar, a drug inspector posted at Civil Surgeon office in Darbhanga, and his peon Rajendra Yadav while allegedly accepting Rs 60,000 from civil surgeon office premises in Darbhanga, a Vigilance release said here.
One Ram Babu Khaitan, a resident of Shivaji Nagar under town police station of Darbhanga district, had lodged a complaint with vigilance department alleging that the drug inspector had demanded ₹80,000 as bribe for renewal of drug license for his medicine shop which has been registered in the name of complainant’s wife Lata Khaitan.
The license of the medicine shop was suspended.
The bureau verified the complaint and found the allegations to be true following which a team was constituted under Dy SP Gopal Paswan which arrested both- drug inspector and his peon- from drug inspector’s office located at Civil Surgeon office premises in Darbhanga, the release said.
The team also recovered an additional amount of ₹21,000 from peon Rajendra Yadav’s possession.
Both the accused persons would be produced before a special Vigilance court Friday at Muzaffarpur after interrogation, it said.