Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Friday nabbed an inspector of the Legal Metrology Department while receiving a bribe of Rs 8000 for the certification of weights and measures.
The inspector is identified as Mahadevaswamy who was caught red-handed at his office in Srirampura. The department issues licences to people regarding weighing machines and measures used by the traders.
The inspector was supposed to certify a few machines that were repaired. It is alleged that Mahadevaswamy was demanding Rs 20,000 as bribe to issue the certificate. Acting on a tip-off, ACB officials conducted a raid and arrested the concerned official.