Government officials convicted for taking bribes - The New Indian Express

Government officials convicted for taking bribes

Published: 01st October 2013 12:03 PM

Last Updated: 01st October 2013 12:03 PM

The Lokayukta special court on Monday convicted two government officials for taking bribes.

Prabhu Dev, head constable attached with Yeshwanthapur police station and Shivanna, senior assistant of BWSSB, were convicted in separate cases.

One K M Abubakkar was named in a dowry harassment case in Yeshwanthapur police station and Dev had demanded a bribe of `2,000 to drop his name from the case. The Lokayukta police had caught Dev red-handed while accepting the bribe in 2008.  Lokayukta Special Court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao sentenced Dev to six of months imprisonment.

 The second convict Shivanna  attached to the BWSSB Malleshwaram office, had demanded a bribe of `12,000 to repair a water meter.

Shivanna was caught red-handed while accepting a  bribe on April 25, 2007. He was sentenced to seven months of imprisonment. The court also slapped him a fine of `2,000.

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