A person who allegedlysolicited sex to grant a transfer was yesterday nabbed by the Bribery Commission officials.
A female attendant attached to the Wellawaya hospital had met the suspect, the subject clerk attached to the Wellawaya divisional health services office, over a transfer to Buttala.
The clerk after informing her it would be difficult to agree to her request without finding a replacement, however had allegedly come up with an indecent proposal if the request was to be granted.
The suspect had reportedly asked the attendant to come to a private guest house in Buttala area on an arranged date.
On a complaint by the attendant, the Bribery Commission sent a special team to Buttala to arrest the clerk. The suspected clerk was taken by surprise when the officials walked into the room where he was with the female attendant and arrested him.
Commission`s Investigation Division Director Neville Guruge said although these types of incidents were not uncommon in the country it was rarely such a case was reported to the law enforcing authorities.
The suspect was produced before the Monaragala Magistrate and remanded.