The Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested a 35-year-old peon working with the Thane Zilla Parishad's education department for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 for the correction of a student's name in school records, the ACB said on Thursday.
The accused had demanded of Rs 5,000 from an acquaintance of the student to facilitate correction of a mistake made by her school in her name, ACB inspector Suresh Chopde said. After negotiation, the accept decided to accept a lesser amount.
The student's acquaintance lodged a complaint with the Thane ACB which laid a trap and caught the peon while accepting Rs 2,000 from the complainant on Wednesday, the official said. A case was registered against the accused under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, he said.