SURKHET, July 12: Bhakta Bahadur Lama, an official at the Division Forest Office was arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 400,000 from the service seekers on Friday afternoon.

PARBAT, April 12: Dr Sabitri Gurung, commissioner of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), said the anti-graft body was scrutinizing the performance of local people-elected representatives with the rise in public complaints on irregularities and corruption.