The Bribery Commission is expected to record the statement of two senior staff officers of the Motor Commissioner`s Department in connection with an investigation triggered with the arrest of an office aide on Thursday.
Investigating officers arrested an office aide when he solicited Rs. 10,000 and accepted Rs. 9,000 to issue what Director Investigations Neville Guruge termed as a diesel tax report for a four-year period. The man agreed to accept the remaining Rs. 1000 once he produced the document, Guruge said.
The office aide in his statement has claimed that he was to share the money with two senior officers.
The gang is believed to have been operating for some time. The Bribery Commission recently stepped up operations with arrests in Colombo, its suburbs and the provinces. The arrested included a Mayor and a Deputy Pradeshiya Sabha chairman.