Village officer booked for accepting bribe of Rs 1,000 in Malappuram

Malappuram: Vigilance on Monday arrested Vazhikadavu village officer in Malappuram district alleging bribery. According to Vigilance the accused received a bribe of RS 1,000 from Kunnummalpotti native N C Biju.
Bribery was confirmed after they conducted the Phenolphthalein test on the money recovered from his office concealed in between the files.

N C Biju has approached the village officer Mohammed Semir, a Kalikavu native, for the possession certificate to submit to the forest department to obtain permission to cut trees from his compound.  Semir delayed the permission for a week and asked repeatedly to pay him through a UPI transaction.  The Village officer asked Biju to come on Monday with Rs 1,000 to get the papers ready.  

A team of Vigilance under Inspector P Jyothindrakumar arrested him soon after he received the money.  The vigilance has also found Rs 1,500 accountant money from the village officer.

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