BENGALURU: The Lokayukta police arrested four officials of the Excise Department in Davanagere, including Deputy Commissioner of Excise R S Swapna, on Saturday.
The other three accused are Ashoka HM, first division assistant; Sheela, excise inspector of Harihara zone, and Shailashree, second division assistant. According to a statement, the accused sought a bribe from complainant DG Raghunatha for granting CL-7 liquor license for his amusement park in Harihara.
First, the Lokayukta police arrested Ashoka while accepting Rs 3 lakh bribe from the complainant in the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Excise. Later, they arrested Swapna, Sheela and Shailashree.