Mangalore: MCC Official Part of Raiding Team Caught Taking Bribe!
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Jun 22: It had to happen. An MCC official, a prominent part of the series of raids across the city that have taken place for over a month, has been caught accepting bribe!
MCC health inspector Bharat Kumar, who was part of the raiding team that swooped down on illegal trades and unhygienic hotels, was on Friday June 22 caught taking a bribe of Rs 2,500.
Acting on a tip-off, the Lokayukta team led by SP Jagamayyanawar caught Bharat Kumar.
He was reportedly accepting bribe from Ashley, of 'Elysium' music school who wanted to start a HR consultancy firm. It is said that Bharat Kumar at first refused to grant licence for the consultancy, and later demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000, and finally settled for Rs 2,500. Ashley complained to the Lokayukta on Thursday June 21, who laid a trap and caught him red-handed on Friday.
It is said that there were other officials also who were demanding bribes from other people for various work, according to complaint given by Ashey.
DSP Sadanand, inspectors Udaya Nayak, Umesh, Shet, Dilim Kumar were also part of the Lokayukta team.
When Daijiworld contacted MCC commissioner Harish Kumar, he said he had no information about it as he had been for lunch. Joint commissioner Srikant Rao too said that MCC does not have any information as it comes under the purview of Lokayukta and not MCC.