The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Mansehra arrested the district officer revenue and tax superintendent of district council on the charges of receiving Rs20,000 as bribe for handing over the charge of contract of fruit and vegetable transportation levy collection in Balakot.
Talking to reporters, Circle In-charge, ACE, Mohammad Sohail said the raid was carried out in presence of magistrate Balakot Islamudeen. The official said the ACE team recovered the money from the pocket of the tax superintendent of district council Mohammad Rashid.
Sohail said a contractor Zulfiqar Khan had submitted an application stating that both accused had demanded Rs20,000 from him for giving him the contract for receiving levy of transportation of local fruit and vegetable to other parts of country from Balakot tehsil.
He said the accused were produced before the senior civil judge, who handed them over to the police for one day physical remand.