Official Held While Taking Rs 10,000 Bribe

Published: 24th December 2013 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2013 07:41 AM   |  A+A-

Lokayukta police arrested a joint director of the Employment and Training Department while he was allegedly accepting a bribe from his colleague.

H V Venkataramu had allegedly demanded `50,000 for processing a file relating to the promotion of complainant Basavaraj Kuruvathi, an office superintendent. Venkataramu was to process the file based on seniority and performance. Police said Basavaraj was to be promoted to the administrative section and was not willing to pay the bribe.

An FIR was registered and the Lokayukta police laid a trap. On Monday afternoon, Venkataramu was caught red handed while allegedly accepting `10,000 as an advance. The police produced the accused official before the Lokayukta special court, which remanded him in judicial custody.

This is the second case in a month wherein a government official approached the Lokayukta police with a complaint against a senior officer. In December first week, a woman assistant revenue officer was arrested while accepting a bribe of `5,000 from a tax inspector. The accused had allegedly demanded the bribe for appeasing members of BBMP committees.

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