HETAUDA: A team of officials deployed by the Hetauda office of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) nabbed Regional Prison, Bhimphedi Jailer Madan Adhikari red-handed while taking a bribe.

Officers from the anti-graft body acted on a tip-off and arrested Adhikari from his quarters in possession of Rs 75,000 which he had extorted from the head prisoner.

According to Joint-Secretary Dev Kumar Rai, Jailer Adhikari had threatened head prisoner Daniel Lama that he would transfer him to another facility if the latter did not abide to pay him the amount. In response, Lama’s family tipped-off CIAA officials who raided the jailer’s prison quarters while he was taking the bribe.

Following his arrest, Adhikari has been taken to CIAA’s regional office in Hetauda, informed CIAA Hetauda Chief Hum Kala Pande.