Himachal excise officer caught taking bribe

Shimla : Geeta Devi , the deputy excise and taxation commissioner in the industrial town of Parwanoo in Solan district has been caught accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in her office .

The state’s vigilance officers laid a trap and caught the officer accepting the bribe Tuesday .

The lady officer had demanded a bribe to waiving off alleged VAT penalties in the accounts of a few pharma companies .

Reports said she was handling the matter despite not being authorised to do so .

A criminal case has been registered under the prevention of corruption act .

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