Agents from the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Directorate arrested a village administrative official (VAO) for allegedly receiving a ₹ 2,000 bribe.

According to DVAC sources, a complainant approached the agency’s special investigative cell stating that he had requested a free patta for his land.

He alleged that K. Durgadevi, VAO, Palavedu at Avadi taluk, demanded ₹ 2,000 as a bribe for processing the claim.

A case was registered and on Wednesday the officer was arrested after allegedly receiving a bribe from the complainant.

Ms Durgadevi has been remanded in custody, DVAC sources added.

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