Lokayukta Sleuths Arrest PU Department Officials for Graft

Published: 12th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  Lokayukta sleuths of Belagavi have arrested Deputy Director Chandrashekhar Ramappa Toravi of the Pre-University Department and second division assistant Mahanthesh Rachappa Malamaradi, Belagavi, for allegedly demanding a bribe from a retired principal to sanction pension benefits.

According to a press release on Wednesday, Appasaheb, retired principal of Bedakihal-Shamaneswadi Composite Pre-University College, Bedakihal, Chikkodi taluk, filed a complaint with the Lokayukta police against the duo.

He alleged that they had demanded a bribe of Rs 28,000 to sanction his benefits. Finally, they negotiated for Rs 25,000.

Unwilling to pay, Appasaheb filed a complaint with the Lokayukta police in Belagavi.

Accordingly, police laid a trap on February 10 and Mahantesh was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe from the complainant as per the instructions of Chandrashekhar Ramappa Toravi.

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