The man had approached a Village Administrative Officer(VAO) of Pappampatti near Sulur on the outskirts of the city in October last year for land deed transfer, but was asked to pay Rs 6,000 as bribe. He then approached the Directorate of Vigilance and AntiCorruption wing of police who laid a trap and asked him to give the the government official chemically treated notes.
The VAO was caught while accepting the bribe. To appreciate his act and also set an example to other citizens, the committee today handed over the cheque through Collector Archana Patnaik on the collectorate premises, in the presence of government officials and the public. The committee, comprising nearly 20 organisations fighting corruption, has already felicitated three persons, including in Tiruchirapalli and Tirunelveli.