Panchayat secretary held for graft

Panchayat secretary Awadhesh Kumar was arrested on Friday by the state Vigilance Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 in Bihar.

Updated: Feb 10, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

Patna: A panchayat secretary Awadhesh Kumar was arrested on Friday by the state Vigilance Bureau while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a teacher at
Mahipura in Bihar`s Vaishali district, ADG (Vigilance) P K
Thakur said.

Acting on a complaint from the teacher Jaswant Kumar
that the secretary had sought bribe to clear his arrears, a
vigilance team caught Awadhesh Kumar red-handed.

Awadhesh Kumar was being brought here for
interrogation.

PTI