Haryana Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday evening caught the assistant registrar of firms and societies red-handed while he was taking a bribe of Rs 5,000.
Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Raipur Rani, had approached registrar Padam Singh for registration of Guru Ravi Das Society and Guru Ambedkar Society under the Registration of Societies Act.
As per Sanjeev Kumar's complaint, Padam Singh had demanded a bribe for completing the formalities.
Sanjeev Kumar further told the police that he had entered into a deal with him and said he would pay him in Sector 2.
Kumar later complained to the vigilance bureau, which constituted a team under inspector Suresh Kumar to nab the accused.
Vigilance sleuths gave phenolphthalein-laced currency notes worth `5,000 to Sanjeev Kumar.
As soon as he handed over the money in the presence of shadow witness, vigilance personnel caught Padam Singh.
"A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against Padam Singh for criminal misconduct and taking bribe. He will be produced before the court on Wednesday," said inspector Suresh Kumar.