Pic: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 30: A tahsildar and his assistant were caught red-handed on Friday September 30 afternoon while receiving bribe at the taluk office at Mini Vidhana Soudha in the city.
Tahsildar Purandar and his assistant Shivananda Natekar are the accused. They were taken into custody by the Lokayukta police. The duo sought Rs 4,700 bribe for issuing NOC to a citizen of the city.
The operation was carried out under the leadership of Lokayukta SP Laxmi Ganesh and DySP Cheluvaraj. This is the first case after Lokayukta was reinstated as the Anti-Corruption Bureau was dissolved by the government.