BANGALORE: Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao expressed his displeasure and condemned the high-handedness of certain police officers, who have allegedly interfered in certain civil disputes and are taking sides.
Justice Rao made his displeasure evident during a meeting with Bangalore Police Commissioner M N Reddi, who had called on the former at his office on Tuesday.
Upa Lokayukta Justice S B Majage also expressed his concern over such cases. Reddi assured them that he would look into the cases and take necessary action, according to a release issued by Syed Riyaz, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lokayukta.
Other problems like regularising traffic snarls, illegal collection of parking fee at unauthorised parking lots, prevention of crimes and atrocities on women were also discussed at the meeting.
Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi was particular about the unauthorised hoardings, which, he said, were ‘defacing the city’s beauty.’ Reddi was asked to come out with a comprehensive action plan and initiate strict action against violators.
Additional Director-general of Police, Karnataka Lokayukta H M Sathyanarayana, and DCP Syed Riyaz were present.
Tax Officer Arrested
The Lokayukta police, based on a complaint filed by a businessman, arrested an assistant commissioner of commercial taxes department, M Dakya Naik, on Monday on charges of accepting a bribe.
Y R Nagendra, a resident of Basaveshwara Nagar and proprietor of Nagaraj Associates in the city, filed a complaint with the Lokayukta stating that Naik had asked for a bribe of `25,000 to provide an audit report of the proprietorship concern.
The Lokayukta officials laid a trap on Monday and arrested the assistant commissioner when he was about to accept the bribe.