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.