Engineer Held for Taking Bribe

BANGALORE: An Assistant Engineer (AE) at BESCOM was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta police while accepting a bribe of `1,500 to sanction power supply for a customer on Tuesday. Acting

Published: 11th April 2012 02:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: An Assistant Engineer (AE) at BESCOM was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta police while accepting a bribe of `1,500 to sanction power supply for a customer on Tuesday.

Acting on a complaint by  Mohammed Jaffer Pasha, an electrical contractor, the Lokayukta police trapped Purushotam, AE C-5, Kaval Byrasandra, R T Nagar.

Pasha alleged that the accused demanded a bribe of `5,000 to sanction power supply for his newly constructed house.

After signing the line estimate, Purushotam collected `2,000, and when the complainant approached the AE to get poles installed, he demanded `3,000. Pasha had paid `2,500 bribe.

When the poles were installed, Purshotam demanded an extra `1,500.  As the complainant was not willing to pay the bribe,  he lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta police, according to the ADGP (Lokayukta) Arun Chakrvarthi’s statement.

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