Lokayukta traps Bescom engineer

The Lokayukta police on Monday trapped an Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) of Bescom vigilance section of Ramanagara, while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000.

The AEE, Ramesh, had demanded a bribe from N R Srinivas, a resident of Kothanur main road. Srinivas, an electrical worker and the owner of a farmhouse had obtained a 15-watt temporary electrical connection to the farmhouse. Ramesh visited the farm, inspected the connection and observed that the electric supply was more than 15 watts and gave a memo directing Srinivas to pay penalty towards back billing charges of Rs 1.5 lakh. Ramesh later demanded Rs 20,000 to bring down the amount of penalty levied.

Inspectors S T Wodeyar, S T Yogesh and B Y Renuka Prasad laid a trap and arrested Ramesh while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Srinivas near South City Hospital at JP Nagar 7th Phase. Ramesh has been remanded in judicial custody and the matter is under investigation.

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