Officer in Lokayukta net

According to Lokayukta police, Basavaraj Ambali had demanded bribe from Bheemappa Maninaagar, a resident of Kutaganakeri in the taluk, to provide Rs 1.41 lakh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).  

The officer was arrested near the APMC Cross when Ambali arrived to collect the bribe and to give five cheques for Rs 1.41 lakh to Bheemappa, Lokayukta Inspector B S Nyamagowda said. Ambali had taken a bribe of Rs 20,000 in the past also to give money under MGNREGS, he added.

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