LAHORE -  FIA Anti Corruption Circle on Friday arrested a meter reader of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO)’s Sub Division Rehman Pura red handed while taking bribe from a citizen on account of installing meter. According to FIA officials a complaint was received by one Muhammad Aslam alleging that meter reader Akhtar Ali Shah posted in LESCO’s Sub Division Rehman Pura was demanding an amount of Rs6, 000 as bribe for installation of electricity meter. “The accused could be arrested red-handed with bribe money if FIA conduct trap raid” he further prayed in his application.

On the permission of FIA’s Punjab Director Waqar Haider under the Supervision of Magistrate Rizwan Baber, the FIA Anti Corruption Circle ‘s Sub-Inspector Murtaza Bajwa arrested the accused red handed when he was busy to receive the bribe money from the victim.

The raiding party recovered the marked currency notes because the photo copies of the same currency notes were already available with raiding party.

A case has been registered against the meter reader Athar Ali Shah at police Station FIA’s Anti Corruption Circle while the role of the Sub Divisional Officer of respective sub division and other officials would be determined during the course of investigation, the FIA officials said.