Port Blair, Nov. 6: Continuing its tryst towards showing zero tolerance for corruption, a team of Anti-Corruption Unit arrested N. Thirumal, Assistant Engineer, E&M (APWD), Mayabunder yesterday 5th Nov. 2013 for demanding and taking bribe of Rs. 8,000/- for processing the bill of a contractor.

On receipt of information regarding demand of bribe by the alleged officer, a trap laying team was formed along with independent witnesses on 4th Nov. and deputed to Mayabunder. A written complaint was submitted by the complainant on 5th Nov. that N. Thirumal, Assistant Engineer, E&M (APWD), Mayabunder is demanding Rs. 8,000/- for processing his bill. Subsequently, FIR under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered at PS Anti Corruption and the trap laying team comprising of independent witnesses camped at Mayabunder swung into action.

The trap team raided the office of the alleged officer and caught him red handed with the tainted bribe money of Rs. 8,000/-. After observing all codal formalities he was arrested on the same day. He was produced before the Hon’ble Court on 6th Nov. 2013 from where he has been remanded to judicial custody.

The Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Unit, Ms. Aslam Khan IPS has requested the general public to give information about corrupt activities of any public servant to the Anti-Corruption Unit on No. 9531856296 or to the Dy. SP (AC) on No. 9531855151 and can also email the complaint at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.