Chamba: District vigilance department today arrested sub-divisional magistrate, Churah, RS Jasrotia, and tehsildar Shair Singh Kandwal, recovering about Rs 12 lakh from their possession, allegedly taken as bribe from a hydro-power company official.
SP Chamba Madhusoodan Sharma confirmed the crime. Earlier, a team led by DSP vigilance Arvind Chaudhary laid a trap on the officer after receiving a tip-off. They accused were traveling in a vehicle at Tunihati near Churah when the vigilance team nabbed them with currency notes taken as bribe from a hydro-power company official. The SDM, who was caught by the vigilance team was reported transferred from Churah and was just relived as he was arrested today.