Officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday caught a fisheries officer in the act of taking bribe in Parbatipur upazila.
Ahsanul Kabir Polash, assistant director (AD) of ACC in Dinajpur, said Rezaul Karim Sarkar, 55, senior fisheries officer of Parbatipur upazila, was caught while he was receiving Tk 20,000 bribe from contractor Sabuj Islam.
When Sabuj went to Parbatipur fisheries office at noon to collect a payment of Tk 32 lakh against a bill, Rezaul demanded Tk 5 lakh bribe from him in exchange for releasing the payment, the AD of the ACC said.
But since Sabuj did not have the amount of money with him, he made a partial payment of Tk 20,000 to Rezaul, the ACC official said, adding that the team of ACC at the time entered the room in a surprise move and caught Rezaul red-handed.
ACC Deputy Director Abu Hena Ashiqur Rahman said they would take necessary legal action against the fisheries officer.