Hyderabad: An Assistant Commercial Tax officer working in Hyderabad was caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau. Shiva Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a businessman.

Inquiries revealed that Shiva Kumar is posted at the office of the Deputy Commissioner in the commercial tax department located at Nampally in the city. 

A city-based businessman, M Raji Reddy approached him for an audit report of his firm, for which Shiva Kumar demanded a bribe.

Though the initial amount was high, after bargains, the deal was settled for Rs 50,000. On Tuesday, when collecting the amount from the victim, ACB apprehended him.

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