Thane, Oct 3: An official of the education department has been arrested by the anti-corruption bureau of Thane Police for allegedly accepting bribe from a student.
The accused was identified as Hirman Mali, an education inspector.
The student had got admission to a junior college for std XI, but he wanted to switch to a college near his house, an ACB release said here.
Mali allegedly told him that he can manage that if the boy paid him Rs 5,000.
The student filed a complaint, after which the ACB laid a trap and Mali was allegedly caught red-handed while taking the money at his office on Tuesday.
He was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Further probe was on.