Govt official caught red-handed while taking bribe

RAJBIRAJ: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority has arrested ward secretary of Itahari Bishnupur Rural Municipality in Saptari district while taking bribe from service seeker from Rajbiraj on Thursday.

The CIAA team deployed from the Itahari apprehended Sanjaya Kumar Dev with kickback of Rs 53,000 from Rajbiraj in Saptari district today.

Dev was collecting money from service seekers near Rastriya Banijya Bank in Rajbiraj, CIAA said.

According to DSP Ramesh Basnet, Dev had demanded the local consumer forum of Rs 53,000 in return of releasing fund Rs 2, 68,000 meant for graveling road in the village.

Meanwhile, Dev has been kept at the CIAA's extended office in Itahari.

It has been learned that Dev was assigned ward secretary of 1, 4 and 5 in Itahari Bishnupur Rural Municipality in the district.