The Lokayukta special court on Wednesday convicted a government official, who was a section officer in the Land Acquisition Grants section at the Secretariat during 2007. The court sentenced Y N Rudraiah to undergo 14 months rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of `8,000 on him for demanding and accepting bribe from a farmer.
The Lokayukta police case was that Thimmarayappa, a farmer hailing from Kolar, had approached Rudraiah in connection with the final order on his application for regularisation of his land in Imreddy village.
Thimmarayappa had sought regularisation of 35 guntas of government land which he has been cultivating since some time.
The application had reached the Kolar deputy commissioner through the tahsildar and finally dispatched to the state government for further action.
However, when Thimmarayappa approached Rudraiah for the final work, the latter demanded `10,000 as bribe.
Thimmayarappa the filed a complaint with the Lokayukta police.
Based on the complaint, a trap was laid and Rudraiah was arrested red-handed while accepting the bribe.
Lokayukta special court judge N K Sudhindra Rao convicted Rudraiah for offences under Section 7 and 13 (1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment up to eight months and 14 months, respectively, which will runconcurrently.