The district vigilance and anti-corruption bureau has arrested a woman pradhan of village Dohab in Shahpur block of Kangra district, Sobha Devi, on graft charges.

She has been arrested in a trap laid by Vigilance Bureau on the complaint of the ward panch Parveen Kumar. In his complaint to the Vigilance, Parveen Kumar had alleged that he had constructed drains and streets in the village. The work was worth Rs 1.27 lakh. The village pradhan allegedly asked for Rs 5,000 from him for making the payment for the work. The ward panch further alleged that the pradhan threatened not allotting him work of constructing retaining wall, streets and drains in the village in case he did not pay her the amount demanded.

On the complaint of the ward panch, the Vigilance today laid a trap and caught the village pradhan while accepting Rs 5,000 from the village panch.

A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused woman pradhan of village Dohab and she has been arrested. She is the second woman to be caught on graft charges by vigilance and anti-corruption bureau in the state since last week. Earlier, a woman SHO posted in Mandi district was caught on graft charges.