PATNA: Vigilance sleuths in Bihar have arrested a police official while taking gold jewelries as bribe, instead of cash.
The sleuths arrested Mohamamd Salauddin, a police inspector posted with Kurtha police station in Arwal district, on Tuesday following a written complaint from Manoj Kumar.
The arrested official had demanded a gold chain and a ring worth Rs 40,000 in lieu of giving him a favourable report in a family dispute case.
Subsequently, he reported the matter to the Vigilance Department which laid the trap and arrested the corrupt cop while taking the ornaments from the complainant.
Last week, the state government nnounced to confiscate the property of 21 corrupt officials who earned huge wealth through alleged fraudulent means.
The accused officials who included District Transport Officers, District Welfare Officers, Sub-Divisional Officers, revenue officials, assistant engineers, district managers, Mukhiyas, police inspectors, clerks and teachers were caught by the vigilance sleuths for having made huge money.