Coimbatore, Jan 26 (PTI) A clerical staff in the Central Jail in Salem was today arrested on the charge of taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 for arranging transfer of a life convict to Chennai prison, police said. Also Read - Era of Scams Left Behind; Need to Work Together to Fight Corruption: PM Modi

Acting on a complaint from the friend of the convict that Clerk M Vijayakumar demanded the bribe, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption police laid a trap and arrested the staff while allegedly receiving the money at a hotel in Salem, about 170 km from here. Also Read - 700 people Take to The Streets in Bangladesh in Support of Suspended Shakib Al Hasan

According to police, convict Saravanan, who has been lodged in the prison for the last 17 years, wanted to shift to the Puzhal Jail in Chennai since his daughter was working in a firm there. Also Read - Saravanan's Confession to Groping Women During College Days Gets Him Evicted From Bigg Boss Tamil 3

Vijayakumar offered to arrange for the transfer and sought Rs 10,000 as bribe.

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