An assistant commissioner Vinod Atal and a lower division clerk Ajay were arrested while accepting bribe of Rs 40,000 from a shop owner, Central Bureau of Investigation sources said.
"The complainant, an employee of Fair Price Shop alleged in his complaint that the Assistant Commissioner, New Delhi and a LDC both of Food and Supply Department, GNCT, Delhi were demanding an illegal gratification of Rs 50,000 for not cancelling the license of FPS shop on the ground of irregularities detected during the audit," a CBI spokesperson said in New Delhi on Thursday.
The official said after negotiation they allegedly agreed to accept Rs 40,000 after which CBI laid a trap and both the officials were arrested.
"Searches were carried out at their official and residential premises. Documents relating to investment recovered are being scrutinised," the official said.